Research Laboratory Services (RLS), a CORE facility of MaineHealth Institute for Research, offers quality laboratory testing and consultation services to scientists, clinicians, and industry. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff is trained in Good Clinical Practice, Responsible Conduct of Research, and Health Information Privacy and Security.

Services Provided:

  • bio-specimen testing
  • assay design and development
  • product performance assessment and validation
  • 510(k) FDA performance testing
  • specimen collection, processing, storage, and shipment.

In addition, we offer testing for human biomarkers on a high throughput instrument as well as by manual enzyme-linked immunoassays (ELISAs). These biomarkers include (but are not limited to):

  • autoimmune disease
  • bone metabolism
  • cardiovascular disease
  • infectious disease
  • inflammation
  • metabolic syndrome
  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • renal function
  • reproductive endocrinology
  • thyroid function

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Testing Specimens

  • Serum/Plasma
  • Saliva
  • Urine
  • Synovial Fluid

Testing Catalog

Additional tests not listed may be available.  Contact us at

Adiponectin, multimeric (HMW, LMW, MMW)
Adiponectin, Total
Alkaline Phosphatase, total
Anti-Mullerian hormone
Atrial Natriuretic Peptide ANP
Blood Agar Plate (BAP)
Bone-Specific Alkaline Phosphatase  (BAP)
Brain Natriuretic Peptide  (BNP)
Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF)
Carboxy-Terminal Collagen Crosslinks  (CTX-1)
Cholecystokinin (CCK)
Corticosteroid Binding Globulin (CBG)
C-Reactive Protein
Desphospho-uncarboxylated matrix Gla-Protein
Dickkopt-related Protein-1 (Dkk-1)
Direct Renin
Enolase 2, Neuron-Specific
Estradiol, ultrasensitive
Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF-21)
Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 (FGF-23)
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide, Total (GIP)
Ghrelin, Active
Ghrelin, Total
Ghrelin, Unacylated
Glucagon-like Peptide-1, Total (GLP-1)
Human Growth Hormone (hGH)

Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein 2 (IGFBP-2)
Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-3  (IGFBP-3)
Insulin-like Growth Factor-1  (IGF-1)
Intercellular Adhesion Molecule 1 (ICAM-1, CD54)
Interleukin 1 beta, Total
Interleukin 6 (IL-6)
Interleukin 6, high sensitivity (IL-6 hs)
Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2)
Luteinizing Hormone
Monocyte Chemotactic Protein-1 (MCP-1)
Osteocalcin, N-Mid  (Oc)
Oxidized Low Density Lipoprotein (Ox LDL)
Oxytocin Neurophysin 1
Parathyroid hormone 1-34
Parathyroid hormone, Intact  (iPTH)
Peptide Tyrosine Tyrosine, Total (PYY)
Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 (PAI-1)
Pre-adipocyte Factor-1  (Pref-1)
Procollagen I Intact N-Terminal  (Intact P1NP)
Progestrone: 17-OH Progesterone

Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor kB Ligand (RANKL/OPGL)
S100B Calcium Binding Protein B (S100B)
Salivary Cortisol
Sclerostin (SOST)
Secretory IgA
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
Tartrate-Resistant Acid Phosphatase-5b  (TRAcP 5b)
Testosterone, Free
Testosterone, Total
Transforming Growth Factor beta 1 (TFG-β1)
Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (TNF-α)
Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha, high sensitivity (TNF-α hs)
Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor II (TNF-RII)
Tumor Necrosis Factor-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL)
Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule-1 (sVCAM-1/CD106)Top of FormBottom of Form
Vitamin D: 1,25-Dihydroxy Vitamin D
Vitamin D: 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D

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Director: Anne Breggia, PhD

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