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Center for Nursing Research
Biological Laboratory Services

Cizik School of Nursing Biological Science Laboratory

The Center for Nursing Research Bioscience Laboratory at the Cizik School of Nursing is designed using an open concept, with portable lab workbenches that allow flexibility in faculty and student research needs. The CNR lab includes multiple portable lab workbenches;  tissue culture room with modular stacked CO2 incubator units, a refrigerated centrifuge, and two large laminar flow biological safety cabinets for sterile applications;  radioisotope room; darkenable support lab; hazardous materials room; biological safety rooms with chemical fume hoods; and (6) freezer storage area for -80oC freezers and liquid nitrogen tanks connected to an alarm monitoring system. A Millipore Milli-Q Synthesis water purification system provides high quality ultra pure water for all bioassays and procedures. Please refer to this video for more information on the CNR lab. 

CLIA - authorized tests

In June 2021, the CNR attained Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Certificate of Waiver from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  This certification greatly expanded the number and types of tests authorized by CLIA that the lab can provide for research and clinical purposes.  Read the full list of tests now available. 

Goals of Service

  • Provide high quality research support including consultation on study design, sample preparation and data analysis to help achieve your research goals.
  • Develop a network for potential research collaboration in biobehavioral research. 

Major Assay Systems

  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) - Singleplex and Multiplex Systems
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Real-Time PCR
  • Chemistry Analyzer
  • Hematology Analyzer
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Mass Spectrometry

Biomarker Assessment

  • Blood/Plasma/Serum
    • Cytokines
    • HbA1c
    • Lipid Panel
    • Catecholamines
    • Cortisol
  • Saliva
    • Cortisol
    • DHEA
    • Alpha Amylase
    • C-Reactive Protein
    • Melatonin
    • IL -1β & IL - 6
    • Testosterone
    • Estradiol

Sample Preparation

The accuracy of any assay result depends on the proper preparation of the sample.  We can help you with preparation of your samples for analysis. 

Shipping

Our lab staff can help with shipping information and/or shipment of samples. 

Storage

State of the art cryopreservation freezers (-80C for long-term sample storage.

Cost

Call for specific information and a quote. 

Submit Laboratory Request

Use this link to submit a laboratory service request.

For more information, please contact:

Interim Director: 

Hongyu Wang, MD, PhD.

Hongyu.Wang@uth.tmc.edu

713-500-3404

Associate Director:

Charmaine Wilson, MS

Charmaine.Wilson@uth.tmc.edu

Laboratory Manager:

Sharvari Kamat, MS

Sharvari.R.Kamat@uth.tmc.edu

713-500-2049

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