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VUMC Hormone Assay & Analytical Services Core

Overview of Services

The mission of the Vanderbilt Hormone Assay & Analytical Services Core is to facilitate diabetes, endocrine, and metabolic research across a range of species. Our objective is to provide sensitive, reproducible, and inexpensive analyses of hormones, amino acids, catecholamines, lipids, stable isotopes, purine nucleotides, and markers of oxidative stress and inflammation. The core offers investigators access to assays which are not readily available, assistance with method development, training, technical support, and access to research space and personnel.


Hormone Services:


Radioimmunoassays (RIA):  ACTH, corticosterone, cortisol, c-peptide, ghrelin, glucagon, growth hormone, insulin, leptin, PYY, testosterone, T3 and T4


High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC):  amino acids, catecholamines (epinephrine & norepinephrine), creatinine and purine nucleotides


Luminex multiplex assays:  includes human and mouse adipokine, cytokine/chemokine, metabolic hormones, IGF, immunology/inflammation, and pituitary panels


Analox enzymatic assay:   glucose


For more information visit the Vanderbilt Hormone & Analytical Services Core


For other inquiries, please contact the Core staff at (615) 936-1624 or email Dale Edgerton.



 Metabolomics Services:


Metabolomics:  small molecule biomarker analysis, with bioinformatic and statistical analysis and biochemical and biological interpretation of results


     For inquiries, please email Alisa Escue.



Core Director:  Owen McGuinness, Ph.D.

Managing Director:  Dale Edgerton, Ph.D.

Facility Manager: Pat Donahue

Administrative Office: Alisa Escue


For general inquiries, please contact Dale Edgerton.

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.                     

713 Preston Research Building


Links and Resources

  1. Vanderbilt Hormone & Analytical Services Core