In compliance with State and University guidelines, and to protect the health of our employees and community, Animal Clinical Lab services are temporarily shut down.  However, if you are have University-approved critical research that requires our services during this time, we are happy to make special arrangements to accommodate your needs.  Please email me at so that I can coordinate your requests to help you meet your needs.  Thank you for your patience during this time.  4/3/2020.


The Animal Histopathology & Laboratory Medicine Core has resumed biomarker/cytokine testing on the Luminex MAGPIX system.

Assisting investigators with clinical chemistry testing services

The Animal Histopathology and Lab Medicine Core offers investigators the ability to perform animal bloodwork using the same technology employed in human clinics but on instruments specifically designed for animal specimens.
Bloodwork is one of the initial tests performed clinically to establish a minimum patient database; hence, characterizing disease models by bloodwork is an excellent way to enhance the translational medicine.

Complete blood count (CBC) Requires ~40ul unclotted blood in EDTA tube & best results within 4 hrs of collection

$12.66 per sample

HCT, RBC, HGB, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, reticulocytes (absolute number and percentage), WBC, neutrophils (number and percentage), lymphocytes (number and percentage), monocytes (number and percentage), eosinophils (number and percentage), basophils (number and percentage), platelets (number, MPV, PDW and PCT), band neutrophils (when presence suspected) and nRBCs (nucleated red blood cells—when presence suspected)

Contact the lab to discuss bloodsmears and manual counts as needed.

Available tests and minimum quantities
$7.02 per test per specimen unless otherwise noted
Minimum volumes needed for each test are noted

  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) 13ul
  • Albumin (ALB) 3ul
  • Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) 13ul
  • Ammonia (AMMN) 19ul
  • Amylase (AML) 3ul
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) 13ul
  • Bile acids (BILEAC) 4ul
  • Bilirubin, Direct (DBILI) 10ul
  • Bilirubin, Total (TBILI) 10ul
  • Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) 3ul
  • Calcium (CA) 3ul
  • Chloride (Cl-) 156 ul
  • Cholesterol (CHOL) 3ul
  • Cholesterol, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL-C) 3ul
  • Cholesterol, Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL-C) 3 ul
  • Creatinine (CREAT) 20ul
  • Creatinine Kinase (CK) 5ul
  • Ferritin (FERR) 12ul
  • Fructosamine (FRUCT) 15ul
  • Iron (TIRON) 50ul
  • Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT) 5ul
  • Glucose (GLU) 3ul
  • Lactate (LACT) 3ul
  • Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) 5ul
  • Lipase (LIP) 3ul
  • Magnesium (MG) 3ul
  • Phosphorus (PHOS) 3ul
  • Potassium (K+) 156 ul
  • Sodium (Na+) 156ul
  • TIBC (Total Iron binding capacity), Direct (TIBC) 16ul
  • Total Protein (TP) 3ul
  • Triglycerides (TRIG) 3ul
  • Uric acid 3ul

$35 Basic kidney & liver panel includes BUN, creatinine, ALT, AST, ALP requires 60ul
Other tests may be developed, contact the lab to discuss

We offer multiplexed biomarker immunoassays for Cytokine/Chemokine detection, metabolism, toxicity, cancer biomarkers, and many other disease states using the Luminex technology. The new Luminex MAGPIX system using magnetic bead-based multi-analytes provides a complete solution for rapid, accurate biomarker quantitation in a variety of sample matrices. This affordable system can perform up to 50 tests simultaneously in a single reaction volume, greatly reducing sample input (10-20ul/sample), reagents and labor while improving productivity. The MILLIPLEX magnetic bead-based multi-analyte panels from EMD Millipore Company (see below kits) enable researchers to gain more information faster without compromising reliability. Furthermore, an automated microplate washer from BioTek Company can enhance magnetic bead assays by complete plate biomagnetic separation during washing.
Multiplexed biomarker immunoassays info page