Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) Chemistry Laboratory

provides assays related to diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension for short-term and long-term human and animal studies.

Contacts

Jason Whalen
(734) 763-1025
jfwhalen@umich.edu

Location

MSRB II. Level C. Room C562.

Affiliations

Who We Serve

University of Michigan Researchers and External Researchers

Core Summary

The MDRC Chemistry Laboratory offers accurate and reproducible data using a variety of assay models (automated, RIA, ELISA, multiplex) for the research community’s short-term and long-term human and animal studies.

Service Categories: Animal Research Service Categories: Human Research

Services

Assays
ACTH, Adiponectin, Albumin, Anhydroglucitol, Apo lipoprotein AI, Apo lipoprotein B, Apo lipoprotein CIII, Bile Acids (total), C-Peptide, C-Reactive Protein, Cholesterol (total), Corticosterone, Cortisol, Creatinine, Cystatin C, DHEAS, Ferritin, Free Fatty Acids, Fructosamine, Ghrelin (total), Glucagon, Glucose, Growth Hormone, HDL Cholesterol, Hemoglobin A1c, IGF-1, Insulin, LDL Cholesterol, Leptin, Lipid Profile, micro Albumin, Parathyroid Hormone (Intact), Proinsulin, Total Protein, Triglycerides,


Additional Services

Multiplex Services

The MDRC Chemistry Laboratory offers multiplex services featuring Millipore Sigma’s MILLIPLEX® catalog of panels on a Luminex™ 200™ Instrument System. These panels offer a broad selection of analytes measured from a single, small volume sample. Panels are available for human, mouse, rat, and more. Sample types include serum, plasma and cell culture. A list of available panels can be found in the Links and Resources section below. Each panel is customizable within the group of analytes available on that particular panel. You can choose any combination (in most cases) and any number of analytes on each pre-defined panel. The panels are custom ordered from Millipore Sigma using the investigator’s recharge account and are shipped directly to the MDRC Chemistry Laboratory. In addition to the panel cost, each panel will be charged a labor/report writing fee.

ELISA Services

The MDRC Chemistry Laboratory offers ELISA services as well. We have a handful of ELISA’s that we offer regularly to our diabetes research community such as mouse leptin, adiponectin, c-peptide, and insulin, but we may also be able to run your specifically chosen ELISA panel. Once we determine we can run your specific ELISA panel, you can either provide the ELISA panel with the samples or we can order the panel for you. If we order the panel for you, the investigator’s recharge account will be used to purchase the panel and it will be shipped directly to the MDRC Chemistry Laboratory. In addition to the panel cost, each panel (supplied by you or purchased by us) will be charged a labor/report writing fee.

Equipment

Core equipment is for staff use only and is not available for use by researchers.