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The Clinical and Analytical Core Laboratory (CACL) at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (HNCRCA) is a centralized laboratory with a comprehensive analytical program in clinical chemistry and biochemistry. Providing scientist with a full array of analytical services to help them achieve their diverse research goals and objectives, the CACL is committed to creativity, flexibility and technical expertise. Focused on quality, accuracy, precision, resourcefulness and customer satisfaction, the HNRCA CACU offers scientific investigators a comprehensive biochemical test menu, specimen handling services and analytical study design assistance.

SUMMARY OF SERVICES
Specimen Management
• Design and development of standard operating procedures for sample collection
• Specimen processing, alliquoting, isolation of cells, treatment of samples
• Tracking, shipping and temporary storage

Biochemical Testing, Quantification and Qualitative analysis
• Complete Metabolic Clinical Testing Profiles
• Quantification of biochemical markers for nutritional status in human and animal tissues
• Analytical expertise in clinical chemistry, hematology, UV/visible spectroscopy, chromatography, mass spectrometry, atomic absorption and emission spectroscopy, titration, combustion procedures, enzymatic assays, electrochemical applications, fluorescence, immunoassays, ELISA procedures, chemiluminescence and radioimmunoassays.
• Lipidomics, metabolomics and proteomics
• Data analysis

Research and Development
• Assay validation
• Development and implementation of analytical assays for measurement of clinical and biochemical markers in human tissues, animal tissues and food

Assist with analytical development and design
• Consulting and determining appropriate and best methods for testing
• Implementation of standard operating procedures

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Non CTSI members click here to start your analytical services.

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