Blood and Fluid Biobank

About the project

The Maternal and Fetal Medicine Biobank promotes the collection of biological samples (serum, urine, DNA, amniotic fluid, and placental tissue) of cases of pregnancy complications, such as retarded intrauterine growth, preeclampsia, premature birth, monozygotic twins, fetal deformities, and genetic diseases. Samples are also collected from low-risk pregnant mothers and fetuses.

Principal researcher

Eduard Gratacós

Dr. Eduard Gratacós, head of the Maternal and Fetal Medicine Department (ICGON) of Hospital Clínic, Barcelona


Fàtima Crispi

Dra. Fàtima Crispi, specialist physician at the Maternal and Fetal Medicine Department (ICGON) of Hospital Clínic, Barcelona


Collection points

  • Hospital Clínic, Barcelona

Collaborating Institutions

  • CIBER on Rare Diseases (CIBER-ER) CIBER de Enfermedades Raras (CIBER-ER)

Available samples

Maternal and Fetal Medicine Low- and high-risk pregnancies (samples from 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters) Maternal serum/plasma/DNA 5418
Maternal urine 5418
Pregnancies with preeclampsia and/or retarded intrauterine growth Maternal serum/plasma/DNA 265
Maternal urine 265
Fetal serum/plasma/DNA 265
Amniotic fluid 82
Placental tissue 150
Pregnancies with premature birth Maternal serum/plasma/DNA 173
Maternal urine 173
Fetal serum/plasma/DNA 173
Amniotic fluid 159
Placental tissue 145
Monozygotic twin births with complications Maternal serum/plasma/DNA 93
Maternal urine 93
Fetal serum/plasma/DNA 15
Amniotic fluid 93
Placental tissue 15
Pregnancies with fetuses with major malformations Maternal serum/plasma/DNA 18
Maternal urine 18
Fetal serum/plasma/DNA 4
Amniotic fluid 18
Placental tissue 4
Pregnancies with mother or fetus with genetic diseases Maternal serum/plasma/DNA -
Maternal urine -
Fetal serum/plasma/DNA -
Amniotic fluid -
Placental tissue -

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