Core Laboratory

Researchers in labThe BBDC Core Laboratory provides high quality laboratory assays and services at a discounted rate to BBDC members. The lab also provides services to the wider scientific community including external academic and/or industry initiated research.

The Core Lab assays and services currently available include:

  • Anti-glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (GAD) antibodies
  • Cortisol
  • C-peptide, Elecsys
  • Frequently Sampled Intravenous Glucose Tolerance Test (FSIGT)
  • Glucagon
  • Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (Active) ELISA KIT
  • Glucose
  • Growth Hormone
  • Human Adiponectin (Linco Res. Inc.)
  • Human Leptin ELISA
  • Insulin
  • Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1)
  • Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-1 (IGFBP-1)
  • Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-3 (IGFBP-3)
  • PAI
  • Proinsulin
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-a (TNF-a)

   New ELISA Assays now available:

  • Adiponectin: Human, Rapid
  • Adiponectin: Mouse
  • Cystatin C: Human, Rapid
  • Fatty-acid Binding Protein 4(A-FABP), Human
  • FGF-19, Human
  • FGF-21, Human, Mouse
  • Lipocalin-2 (NGAL: Human, Mouse
  • Lipocalin-13, Human
  • Major Urinary Protein 1, Mouse
  • Retinol Binding Protein 4 (RBP4), Human

For More Information Please Contact:

Laboratory Director:
Dr. George Charames
Phone: (416) 586-4800 Ext. 7733
Fax: (647) 826-1524 


Phone: 416-586-4800 x 8986

Banting & Best Diabetes Centre Core Laboratory
Operated by Mount Sinai Services
600 University Avenue
6th Floor, Room 6-414
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5


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