The Biomarker Core Facility uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide resources and support research programs through training and collaborative opportunities in the scientific community.  We use state of the art technology to deliver precise and accurate biomarker measurements.
 
 
Our facility provides analyte measurements on a variety of human and animal materials including serum, plasma, urine, and cell supernatants.  We work with investigators and repository personnel to coordinate sample shipment to the lab.  We perform, analyze, and interpret immunoassay data utilizing various methods and instrumentation.
 
 
We can assist with identifying proper sample type, collection, storage, shipping, and testing methods.  We will work with researchers to generate method descriptions and develop cost estimates for grant submission.
 

 

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Director:
Michael Shlipak, MD, MPH

Associate Director:
Carl Grunfeld, MD, PhD

Business Manager:
Erica Day, MPH

Lab Manager:
Judy Shigenaga, BS

Lab Personnel:
Kimberly Spaulding, MS
Aaron Ou, BS

Contact:
[email protected]
415-627-8924


Services


 MSD Multiplex assays, immuno-nephelometric technology for human biofluids, ELISA


Equipment


Meso QuickPlex SQ120 (yields up to 400 data points per plate), Siemens BNII, Thermo Multiskan MCC


Location


San Francisco VA Medical Center:  Building 2, RMs 466-490