how it works
From initial blood draw to
state-of-the-art stem cell storage
1. Join GoodCell & receive your kit
2. Have your blood drawn
Schedule a blood draw at one of the 3,000+ nationwide Quest Diagnostics centers—or contact your MRM for other options. Quest will ship your sample to our labs.
Your most valuable biomaterial is extracted from your blood. We isolate specific cells that will be most therapeutically beneficial based on clinical trials in progress and store them at our secure facilities.
3. Access your cells when you need them
Security standards you can trust
Our labs are CLIA- (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) and CAP- (College of American Pathologists) certified, ensuring proper handling and secure storage of your cells. The facility that houses your biomaterials uses temperature-regulated storage devices that are alarmed and monitored around the clock. It stores millions of samples and is trusted by the National Institutes of Health and the largest pharmaceutical companies in the U.S.
How do I get my blood drawn?
You can schedule an appointment at any Quest Patient Service Center once you have received your GoodCell Kit. Click here to find a convenient location near you: https://appointment.questdiagnostics.com/patient/confirmation
If you are unable to get to a Quest Patient Service Center, we can send a certified phlebotomist who will draw your blood in the comfort of your home or office.
How does GoodCell secure my stored cells?
After you have your blood drawn, Quest’s technicians will package your sample and send it to GoodCell’s laboratory, where the cells, DNA and plasma will be isolated and preserved in our CLIA- and CAP-certified facility.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells can develop into different types of specialized cells meant to carry out unique functions. They are found throughout the body, in a wide range of organs and tissues. Your body uses stem cells to fight infections, repair damage and even rebuild broken-down tissue. There are four general types of stem cells: embryonic, tissue-specific, mesenchymal and induced pluripotent.
Here at GoodCell, we are most interested in tissue-specific stem cells (especially those found in blood) and induced pluripotent stem cells, or IPS cells. IPS cells can be programmed to produce virtually any cell type in the human body — blood cells, brain cells, pancreas cells, heart cells and more. This gives them amazing potential to help treat many diseases, including certain forms of age-related blindness, Parkinson’s disease and heart disease.
Read more about: quality of iPS cells based on age, how iPS cells are derived.
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Your investment today could be your body’s most potent medicine tomorrow.