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Radioimmunoassay Core

Overview of Services

The Radioimmunoassay and Biomarkers Core offers a large number of high quality immunoassay, metabolite, and HPLC services to basic, translational, and clinical investigators performing diabetes and related metabolic disease research. The RIA/Biomarkers Core is housed within in a new state of the art-laboratory within the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism (IDOM) located on the 12th floor of the Smilow Center for Translational Research.  Approximately 100 different diabetes, obesity and metabolism-related biomarkers from multiple species including human can be assayed using radioimmunoassay (RIA), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA, both absorbance and fluorometric), multiplex ELISA on the Luminex platform, and enzymatic and HPLC methods for an expanding variety of diabetes and metabolism related metabolites, hormones, catecholamines and cytokines derived from blood, urine, and tissue samples.

Research Resource Identifier (RRID)

Our RRID is RRID:SCR_022405.  Please cite us using this identifier when publishing your results.


Name Title Phone Email
Michael R. Rickels, MD, MTr Director
Heather W. Collins, PhD Technical  Director 215-898-4368

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM   

3400 Civic Center Blvd., Bldg 12-183 Smilow

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Heather Collins
Technical Director
12-183 Smilow