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Brigham Research Assay Core

The mission of the BRAC Laboratory is to provide a comprehensive menu of state-of-the-art high-quality research assays to the Partners and non-Partners research communities at competitive costs. The BRAC Laboratory is a dynamic entity seeking to meet the needs of its investigators with new and relevant technologies, and evolving research support.

The BRAC lab offers high-sensitive Serum, Plasma, Urine, and Saliva sample analysis using:

  • LC/MS/MS
  • Equilibrium Dialysis
  • Radioimmunoassays (RIA)
  • Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
  • Chemiluminescence

We also offer the following services:

  • DNA extraction from whole blood, buffy coat, and saliva.
  • Long term freezer storage is also available

BRAC's portfolio includes uncommon assays such as Free Testosterone, GDF-8, GDF-11, SHBG, LL-37, Total Testosterone, 25-OH vitamin D2/D3, Estradiol, Estrone, and DHT.  We are always adding additional assays as we develop more precise methodology to analyze small molecules, and potentially non-human specimens.

Goals:

  • Provide assays in a timely manner at high quality and low cost
  • Offer access to investigators to unique or rare assays
  • Provide the flexibility to add new or previously unavailable assays
  • Offer individualized consulting and experimental assay design

BRAC is a CDC and CLIA certified laboratory and is accredited by the Joint Commission.