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The Biomarker Core Lab can help researchers with a variety of biomarker testing on human or animal saliva, serum, plasma, urine, dried blood spots, and hair.

The Biomarker Core Lab can assist with identifying proper sample type, collection, storage, shipping, and testing methods, and working with you to generate testing quotes for grant submissions.

Testing Options

We are a one-stop-shop. Researchers can bring us their samples, and we’ll provide them with the data. Or the lab offers fee-for-access to laboratory equipment if researchers would prefer to conduct their own assays.

Assay Capabilities

Enzyme Immunoassays (EIA)

Antibody-specific assay kit used to test one biomarker

Most common tests

  • Cortisol
  • Cotinine (nicotine metabolite)
  • CRP (C-reactive protein)
  • DHEA
  • DHEAs
  • Estradiol
  • IL-1 beta
  • IL-6
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone

Kinetic Reaction Assays

Salivary alpha-amylase


One assay kit capable of testing up to 20 biomarkers simultaneously

  • Cytokines
  • Tumor markers