Core Laboratory

Researchers in labThe BBDC Core Laboratory operates as a specialty laboratory within Mount Sinai Services (MSS) to provide high quality laboratory assays and services at discounted rates to BBDC members. The lab also provides services to the wider scientific community including external academic and/or industry initiated research. Under our current agreement with MSS (effective September 9, 2018 to June 30, 2023), BBDC members will receive the following discounts on academic rates for research laboratory services depending on the number of samples processed:

0-99 samples:  5% discount
100-499 samples: 10% discount
500+ samples: 15% discount


Some of the Core Lab assays and services 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)

   ELISA Assays:

  • 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:

Client Service Team
Phone: (416) 586-4800 Ext. 8797
Fax: (416) 586-8589


Banting & Best Diabetes Centre Core Laboratory
Operated by Mount Sinai Services
600 University Avenue
6th Floor, Room 6-502
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5


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