Services of the Central Animal Laboratory

Central Animal Laboratory serves mainly research groups of the University, but provides also services to external clients like pharmaceutical companies and other research institutes. CAL also offers the possibility to conduct experiments that fulfill the GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) requirements. 

Applying for the project license for animal experiments, approved by the National Animal Experiment Board ELLA, may be included upon request. 

The personnel performs procedures upon the client’s request according to the original price list of CAL. If the staff caries out the whole experiment, the client is charged separately according to the agreement signed beforehand.

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Laboratory services

Central animal laboratory offers hematology, clinical chemistry, coagulation factors and urine analyzes for rodents and other laboratory animals.

Hematology

Käytössämme on Vetscan HM5c -hematologinen analysaattori, jolla saadaan mitatuksi seuraavat parametrit:

  • WBC: White Blood Cell
  • RBC: Red Blood Cell
  • HGB: Hemoglobiinipitoisuus.
  • HCT: Hematokriitti. Verisolujen suhteellinen osuus koko veren tilavuudesta.
  • MCV: Mean Cell Volume
  • MCH: Mean Cell Hemoglobin 
  • MCHC: Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration
  • RDWc: Red Cell Distribution Width %.
  • RDWs: Red Cell Distribution Width fL.
  • PLT: Platelets. 
  • MPV: Mean Platelet Volume
  • PCT: Plateletcrit 
  • PDWc: Platelet Distribution Width %.
  • PDWs: Platelet Distribution Width fL.

Näytteeksi tarvitaan EDTA-kokoverta. Minimitilavuus 50 µl.

Prices:

  • University research groups 12,00 € / sample
  • Other clients 15,00 € / näyte +  VAT
Clotting tests

​Käytössämme on ACL 7000 -hyytymisanalysaattori. 

Käytetyimpiä analyyseja ovat APTT (aktivoitu partiaalinen tromboplastiiniaika) ja PT(protrombiiniaika). Myös muita parametreja on saatavilla.

Miniminäyte 500 µl sitraattiplasmaa.

Prices:

  • University research groups 10,00 € / sample
  • Other clients 15,00 € / sample + VAT 
Clinical chemistry

Vetscan VS2 -laitteella saadaan pienestä näytemäärästä varsin kattava parametrivalikoima:

  • Comprehensive Diagnostic Profile (14 P): ALB, ALP, ALT, AMY, BUN, CA, CRE, GLOB, GLU, K+, NA+, PHOS, TBIL, TP
  • Prep Profile (6 P): ALP, ALT, BUN, CRE, GLU, TP
  • Critical Care Profile: ALT, BUN, CL-, CRE, GLU, K+, NA+, tCO2
  • T4/Cholesterol Profile: T4/CHOL
  • Mammalian Liver Profile: ALB, ALP, ALT, BA, BUN, CHOL, GGT, TBIL
  • ALB: Albumin
  • ALP: Alkaline Phosphatase
  • ALT: Alanine aminotransferase
  • AMY: Amylase
  • BUN: Blood Urea Nitrogen (urea)
  • CA: Total Calcium
  • CRE: Creatinine
  • GLOB: Globulins
  • GLU: Glucose
  • K+: Potassium
  • NA+: Sodium
  • PHOS: Phosphate
  • TBIL: Total Bilirubin
  • TP: Total Protein
  • CL-: Chloride
  • tCO2: Total Carbone Dioxide
  • T4: Thyroxine
  • CHOL: Total Cholesterol
  • BA: Bile acids
  • GGT: Gamma Glutamyl Transferase

Tarvittava näytemäärä 100 µl litiumhepariinikokoverta, seerumia tai plasmaa/ näytekiekko (profile).

Prices:

  • University research groups 36,00 € / sample
  • Other clients 42,00 € / sample +  VAT
Urine analysis

Urisys 1100 -virtsaliuskanlukulaite + Combur Test UX -testiliuskat

Parameters:

  • Spesific gravity                   
  • pH    
  • Leucocyte           
  • Nitrite      
  • Protein         
  • Glucose
  • Ketones
  • Urobilinogen       
  • Bilirubin                 
  • Erythrocytes

Tarvittava näytemäärä 500 µl virtsaa. Virtsanäytteiden keräämiseksi käytettävissä on metaboliahäkit. 

Prices:

  • University research groups 12,00 € / sample
  • Other clients 15,00 € / sample +  VAT