Diabetes Research Center (DRC)
Washington University in St. Louis

Immunoassay Core

The Immunoassay Core provides laboratory testing support to clinical and translational diabetes investigators both inside and outside Washington University. The Core has been in operation since the Diabetes Research and Training Center was started in 1977. It specializes in cost-effective analysis of human and rodent hormones, peptides, metabolites and other molecules involved in the pathogenesis of diabetes and related metabolic disorders. The Immunoassay Core is fully integrated into the Core Laboratory for Clinical Studies, which provides across-specialty clinical and central laboratory services for research.  There are 9 analytical instruments comprising automated immunoassay (chemiluminescence and electrochemiluminescence), automated chemistry, hematology, ELISA, radioimmunoassay, and Singulex digital single molecule counting. We consult with investigators to plan experiments and determine the best potential tests based on scientific applicability and cost.  Testing is done either in Core Lab or at national laboratories under contract at substantially reduced prices. The laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and is a member of the Lipid Standardization Program of the Centers for Disease Control.

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Richard E. Ostlund, M.D.

Richard E. Ostlund, M.D.

Director
Professor of Medicine

Internal Medicine - Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research

Mailing Address   Campus Box 8127
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Office Phone:   (314) 362-3516
E-mail address:   rostlund@dom.wustl.edu

 

Dave Gibson

Dave Gibson

Director of Operations

Internal Medicine - Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research

Mailing Address   Campus Box 8127
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Office Phone:   (314) 362-7869
E-mail address:   dave@dom.wustl.edu

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Services

Core Diabetes Hormones: C-peptide and insulin, leptin, pancreatic polypeptide, glucagon

Lipids: apoA1, apoB, chol, LDL, HDL, Lp(a), triglyceride.

Blood chemistry: BMP, CMP, CBC, FFA, HgbA1c, hsCRP, lactate

Custom service:

Upon request, the Core will set up and run any specialty assay commercially available as a kit compatible with its instruments.  The investigator pays for the kit and a small per-sample chargeback

Prices and Sample Submission:

All tests for non-commercial research at Washington University are done at cost and the Diabetes Research Center further subsidizes certain diabetes-related analytes.  For more information, prices and sample submission forms, see the Core Laboratory for Clinical Studies.

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