From initial blood draw to
state-of-the-art stem cell storage

1. Join GoodCell & receive your kit

Your kit will be delivered to your home with instructions and documents. You’ll need these when you get your blood drawn. Our team of Member Relationship Managers (MRMs) will be there to help you out along the way.

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

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.

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.

common questions

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.  

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.

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.

 

Ready to get started?

Your investment today could be your body’s most potent medicine tomorrow.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ or get in touch.

How to Schedule a Blood Draw

Our national partner for blood draws is Quest Diagnostics. You can find the  Quest Patient Service Centerthat is the most convenient for you or call Quest at: 1-888-277-8772. When you have selected a Patient Service Center and are ready to schedule an appointment, Quest will ask you a few questions: 

  1. Who is sending you for testing? Choose “Medical Professional.” 
  2. What testing do you need? Choose “Other.” 
  3. You may be asked to enter insurance information. This is only required if you reside in New York, New Jersey or Rhode Island.If you reside in any other state, you can reply “No” to this question. 
  4. You will also be asked to provide information to confirm your order and for a method of contact. 
On the day of your scheduled blood collection, bring your GoodCell Kit and all documents received with the Kit to your appointment at the Quest Patient Service Center. If we can be of any assistance in helping you to schedule your blood collection or locating a Quest Patient Service Center, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected] or calling us at 800-772-0593.