The Clinical Pharmacology Analytical Services laboratory (CPAS) resides in the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (ECP) in the College of Pharmacy. The Lab located at 717 Delaware St. S.E. Laboratory 522. (612-624-8455)
CPAS offers quantification services of drug concentrations in biological samples. The CLIA-certified lab and its team of researchers and clinicians the resources to measure drug concentrations in blood and tissue samples of human and animal origin, including animals as patients and animals serving as research models. The lab which opened in October 2003 uses state-of-the-art equipment to facilitate analysis of drugs, xenobiotics, endogenous compounds and biological samples.
Capabilities of the core lab include LC-MS/MS, LC-MS, GC-MS, HPLC-UV and HPLC-FLD. Additional, UV and fluorescent plate readers and liquid scintillation counters are available for conducting ELISA, RIA and other assays in a 96-well plate format. Because of its flexible structure, customers can purchase only the services they need, including assay consultation, assay development and validation, conduct of assays and application. Lab services are made available to researchers from within and outside the University of Minnesota community.