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Laboratory Tests & Instruments Available

 

  1. The Cobas c311 clinical chemistry analyzer (Roche Diagnostics) performs automated quantitations of a number of biomarkers and metabolites. Glucose, cholesterol, TAG, LDL, HDL, liver transaminases, albumin, C-reactive protein, bilirubin, drugs of abuse (cocaine, amphetamines, alcohol and others), ammonia, creatinine are some examples. Sample processing and photometric readings are fully automated.
  2. A GM7 analyzer (Analox instruments).  Quantitates glucose, glutamine, creatinine, urea, ketone bodies, glycerol, cholesterol, triglycerides, lactate, pyruvate and more in blood or plasma samples.Techinque is based on monitoring oxygen levels resulting from oxidase-based enzymatic reactions with the substrate of interest.
  3. A Luminex 200 (Luminex Coorporation). Allows quantitation of metabolic hormones (Insulin, Glucagon, GIP, Ghrelin, Adiponectin, Leptin and more), cytokines (TNF-a, IL-1b, IL-1, IL-6, Interferons, more) and protein-protein interactions in multiplex format. The Luminex performs flow cytometric quantification of fluorescent bead-bound antibody antigen complexes. Assays can be fully customized to include any combination of antibodies (up to 100)
  4. 24 and 96-wells Sea Horse analyzers (SeaHorse Biosciences). The Seahorse instrument monitors aerobic respiration plus glycolysis in attached cells,isolated mitochondria or even C.Elegans samples in real time. Additionally, it features automated delivery of substrates and compounds with activity specific to each respiratory step, enabling the characterization of mitochondrial function at the enzymatic complex level.
  5. An AR-2000 radio-TLC Imaging Scanner (Eckert & Ziegler) for the detection of radiolabeled compounds in TLC plates. Scanning is digital and takes a few minutes only.