As part of the Core Laboratories at the Linus Pauling Institute, the Analytical Services Core laboratory (ASCL) performs analysis on small molecules of plants or animal origin. This includes, but is not limited to, compositional analysis of dietary supplements, plant material, tissue or cell culture extracts, and samples obtained from human clinical trials. Any assays can be performed in conjunction with the Biological Models and Translational Research Core at LPI, which can assist in the collection and preservation of samples of animal origin.

Analytical Core Calendar

Common Analytes

  • F2-Isoprostanes and other oxidative stress biomarkers 
  • Oxidized lipids and lipid oxidation products (oxylipins)
  • Untargeted and targeted metabolomics
  • Lipidomics including sphingolipids
  • Vitamins A, C, E, and K; B vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Glutathione and related thiols; 8-oxo-dG; MDA
  • Phytochemicals, including phenolics, procyanidins, anthocyanins, and carotenoids
  • Botanical extract validations
  • Total Antioxidant Capacity by FRAP or ORAC
  • Sugars and sugar alcohols
  • Non-volatile organic acids
  • Amino acid composition
  • Brix, pH, titratable acidity, moisture, formal value

Other Services are available in the Biological and Translational Models Resarch Core.

This is not an exhaustive list of services provided. Customized assays are available with consultation. 
For more information contact Dr. Alexander Michels at the LPI Core Laboratories:
[email protected] or call 541-737-8730