Analytical Services Core 

The primary emphasis of LPI's Analytical Services Core is the analysis of small molecules from biological samples. Maintaining several high-performance liquid chromatographs (HPLCs) and mass spectrometer detectors, the Core can perform state-of-the-art chemical analysis on vitamins, antioxidants, metabolites, and biomarkers of health. 

Standard analyses include the quanitification of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and lipid peroxidation products in biological samples, food, plants, and/or dietary supplements. In addition, metabolic profiling (metabolomics) can be performed in various biological samples, especially blood and urine.

For more information about food testing services, see the Food Composition Lab page.

Custom-designed assays can be performed, as needed.

Analytical Core Calendar

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Biological Models and Translational Research Core

The Biological Models and Translational Research Core facilitates the use of various cell and animal models, and helps conduct small human clinical trials. 

Staff assist in regulatory compliance, study coordination, and protocol development, including the development of grant proposals that include clinical or pre-clinical models.

Support is available for conducting research in animal models, including collection of samples for further analysis through the Analytical Core. Clinical trial activities include the coordination of study participants, basic testing procedures, administration of supplements or other test materials, and the collection and processing of blood or urine.

Core Fee Structure

All core laboratory services are available to those on the Oregon State University campus on a fee-per-use basis. Many of these services are also available to those outside the University. Final charges are determined on an hourly rate that is determined by the techniques required for analysis and the amount of technician time that is involved. 

Analytical Services

General Technician Time: $100/hr*

Mass Spectrometer Technician Time: $108/hr

Equipment Time: $12/hr (HPLC) $38/hr (mass spec time)

Biological and Translational Models Services

Clinical Research Coordinator Time: $100/hr*

Clinical Nurse Services: varies*

Custom Projects

Research projects that are not covered by these fees may require a more customized research proposal. Please contact us for a quote.

*All Oregon University Employees are eligible for a discounted rate


Further information, including quotes and contracts for services, can be obtained by contacting the core lab facility at [email protected] or 541-737-5085.