Services 2017-08-30T23:07:03+00:00

The Endocrine Core Laboratory provides a service of hormone analysis as well as consultation relating to endocrine research for investigators. This core represents the combined services of two semi-independent laboratories, one emphasizing analysis of biological specimens for reproductive hormones and the other for analysis of stress hormones. In addition, this core develops and validates steroid, monoamine, and protein hormone assays for use in research conducted with nonhuman primates. 


  • Assays in a variety of species from urine, saliva, or blood samples as well as cell-based bioassays in serum samples
  • Immunoassays including monkey chorionic gonadotropin, cortisol, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, ACTH, thyroid hormones, and urinary metabolites of estrogen, progesterone and follicle stimulating hormone.
  • Bioassays including bioactive androgens, estrogens, and luteinizing hormone.
  • Other assays can be developed as needed by investigators.
We can also offer assistance in experimental design and collection of samples and assessment of reproductive status.