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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.

 

Leadership

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

Monday-Friday

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

713 Preston Research Building

 

Links and Resources

  1. Vanderbilt Hormone & Analytical Services Core

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