Endocrine Core

The Endocrine Core at Meharry Medical College is a fully accredited, CLIA approved, endocrine testing facility funded by the Meharry Medical College Clinical Research Center, U54 Reproductive Health Grants, and institutional resources. The Endocrine Core Lab performs a comprehensive list of routine and specialized endocrine tests on blood samples for government funded investigators. A full staff of board certified clinical endocrinologists and clinical scientists are available for consultation and interpretation of test results.

Immulite 1000 from DPC
Our main instrument for hormone assays, the Immulite 1000 is automated for tests of moderated complexity with an expandable test menu.

  • Uses chemiluminescence reagents
  • Has programmed standard curve set in each kit
  • Reagents/assay kit are specific to each kit lot
  • Kit adjustments needed every two weeks

Perkin Elmer Gamma Counter (The Wizard), our auxiliary instrument, is the latest and most advanced gamma counter. It can operate as an automatic stand-alone CPM, or it can be used to do extensive data evaluation with its own internal RiaCalc WIZ program or be linked up to an external PC and use the power of a MultiCalc program.

The Endocrine Core Laboratory is supported by the U54 Grant funded by NICHD/NCRR, the Center for Women’s Health (CWHR), and the Clinical Research Center (CRC).

Investigators, please cite this core appropriately in all abstracts, posters, papers, and grant submissions:

“This research was made possible in part by the Endocrine Core Laboratory of Meharry Medical College, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health via the grant numbers P20RR011792 and U54RR019192.”