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Bioassay Core

The UC Irvine School of Medicine ICTS Core Laboratory develops and carries out research-related sample analyses for investigators.

Details of services include:

  • We provide sample processing and storage, of both samples assayed in the core lab and of those sent to outside labs for analysis.
  • Samples processed in the core lab include blood, urine, saliva and cells.
  • Samples will be stored for up to one year for those samples assayed in the core lab, and up to six months for those samples sent to outside labs.

Bulk immunodiagnostic and chemical assay services are also offered. This enables planning of multiple sample-per-patient studies where instrumentation issues, sample size or precision requirements make performance of assays elsewhere impractical.

Clinical investigators are encouraged to inquire about any assay or analytical technique that may prove useful in their research. The experienced staff of the ICTS Core Lab can work with investigators to prepare and test new assays for use. 

Please email Frank Zaldivar for a full list of core laboratory services or to discuss any specific needs.