Nephrology and Hypertension

  • Biomarker Laboratory

    Offering Cutting-Edge Assay and Discovery Services for Investigators Worldwide

    Personalized medicine – treatment tailored to the individual patient – has long been a dream of clinicians. With the evolution of the biomarker assay services provided by the Biomarker Laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation, that dream of personalized medicine is becoming reality.

    Our goal is to usher pediatrics into the era of personalized medicine. Our lab and consultation services range from standard assay services and diagnostic marker validation to biomarker discovery and custom assay development. And since we’re part of one of the world’s top pediatric research institutions, you can be sure that you’re teaming up with a leader on the cutting edge of personalized pediatric medicine. 

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    Our Services

    The Biomarker Laboratory performed more than 25,000 assays on patient samples in 2009. Along with a range of stock assays, we offer custom assay development as well as biomarker discovery services.

    Stock Assays List Price
    (per sample)
    Partner
    Price *

    Urine Tests

    N-acetyl- β -D-glucosaminidase (NAG)

    $10

    $8

    Neutrophil Gelatinase-associated Lipocalin (NGAL)

    $18

    $15

    Creatine

    $7

    $5

    Interleukin-18 (IL18)

    $18

    $15

    Cystatin C

    $18

    $15

    Microalbumin (MALB)

    $10

    $8

    Kidney Injury Molecule-1 (KIM-1)

    $18

    $15

    Liver Fatty Acid Binding Protein (LFABP)

    $18

    $15

    Plasma Tests

    NGAL

    $18

    $15

    Interleukin-18 (IL18)

    $18

    $15

    Cystatin C

    $18

    $15

    Interleukin-6 (IL6)

    $18

    $15

    Liver Fatty Acid Binding Protein (LFABP)

    $18

    $15

    Discovery/Custom

    SELDI-MS**

    $25

    $20

    SELDI-MS Analysis

    $300/hr

    $200/hr

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    *Partner price includes researchers at Cincinnati Children’s, University of Cincinnati and collaborative studies with the Biomarker Laboratory.
    **This price is for running the sample on one chip surface. Samples can be run on up to five chromatographic surfaces. Associated services, such as biomarker purification and identification, are available at additional charges.


 
  • Contact Us

    For service requests or more information:

    Phone: 513-636-8349
    Email: michael.bennett@cchmc.org

  • About Us

    The Biomarker Laboratory grew out of the discovery of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), a promising new early diagnostic marker of kidney injury. The lab, founded by Prasad Devarajan, MD, and directed by Michael Bennett, PhD, is housed in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation. Through collaborative and fee-for-service arrangements, the lab has grown into a wide-ranging service and research provider for clinicians and investigators across the globe.