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A Service of the Animal Reproduction & Biotechnology Laboratory

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The Reproductive Endocrinology Laboratory at ARBL is a service laboratory that conducts various assays for the study of reproductive function of many species of animals. The Laboratory offers these assays for both clinical and research purposes. Radioimmunoassay techniques are used to quantify hormones in biological fluids and tissues to evaluate pituitary function and target organ response. 

Clinically, the Lab offers a variety of tests to determine spay/neuter/cryptorchid status, a pregnancy status, occurrence of ovulation, presence of tumors of the reproductive system, as well as other more specialized analytical technologies. The Lab provides service to zoos, wildlife foundations, veterinarians, private breeders, and on occasion, law enforcement.

Established in 1972, the Reproductive Endocrinology Lab has been a valuable resource for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at CSU.  Researchers, clinicians, pharmaceutical companies outside of CSU utilize the Reproductive Endocrinology Lab for studies requiring the most sensitive assay for the detection of minute quantities of hormones in biological samples. The Lab is involved in various research studies pertaining to issues such as reproductive function and efficacy of treatments. 

Many of the antibodies to hormones  are generated on site, which minimizes costs for the analytical reagents, enabling us to offer these assays at a low price to our clients.

Telephone image(970) 491-1645, FAX (970) 491-3557

Lab Supervisor:  Terry Nett

Technician:  Matthew Allen

Hours of Operation:  M-F 8am-5pm Sept-May, 7:30am-4:30pm Summer

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