Core Laboratory Services

 

 

Our Core Laboratory Services

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We have a long history of partnering with pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies to conduct testing. Many of the lab staff have been trained and worked at large diagnostic companies prior to working here. It is an area of expertise for us. We want to share our expertise with you to enable lab services to be done in clinical trials and research at a reasonable price. For us it is very important to create valuable insight through our testing.

 

 

HLA Typing

We provide low resolution HLA typing by SSO and SSP method. We can provide typing for HLA- A, -B, -C, -DRB1, -DRB3,4,5, -DQ-alpha, -DQ-beta, and -DP alleles. Currently, we accept whole blood or buccal swab samples for typing.



HLA and non-HLA Antibody Testing

We provide solid phase (via Luminex beads) antibody screening against HLA Class I and Class II.  We can further stratify the type of antibody by C1q-fxing, IgM, and IgG subclass. For research purposes, we also test for MICA, AT1R, and other non-HLA antibodies and serum/tissue biomarkers.  Currently, we accept whole blood or separated sera or plasma samples for antibody screening. We can also accept biopsy tissue samples for testing.



microRNA and more

We are currently doing research in the areas of microRNA and cytokines/chemokines. We are looking for centers to collaborate with us to further develop an understanding of these areas in transplant. We welcome groups to send samples or collaborate to help develop new discoveries in these areas.  
 

New assay development

Our scientists are highly skilled and can collaborate with you (i.e. as a part of a grant) and help develop tailored diagnostic/ biomarker assays. Our team can develop assays for gene expression (Quantitative PCR), genotyping, flow cytometry, ELISA, Luminex single antigen beads, and more.

 

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