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Clinical and Translational Science Center

Clinical and Translational Science Center

CCRC Laboratory

The Laboratory Core manages the collection, flow and disposition of biological specimens collected for CCRC studies.


Analytical Core Laboratory: Room 4015, Sacramento VA Medical Center, 454 sq. ft

Analytical Laboratory Personnel

Highly skilled laboratory staff support investigators with all laboratory assistance including sample processing; preparing aliquots of samples; sample storage; DNA/RNA isolation; preparation of samples for proteomics and flow cytometry; and multiplex cytokine/chemokine and metabolic analyses. VA and UC Davis clinical lab services are also available to investigators.

Specialized Analyses:
The laboratory personnel can help with isolation of cells from peripheral blood, flow cytometry as well as isolation of DNA/RNA and other esoteric testing as necessary for the different protocols and researchers can approach the Lab Director with their needs and submit and Application for CCRC form for approval.

Multiplexing on the Bioplex and BD FACS Array:
2 different platforms are available for multiplexing and in combination provide a variety of tests that can be multiplexed according to the needs of a particular protocol (Click here for list of assays available).



The VA's Department of Radiology provides CCRC investigators with general radiology, imaging, and nuclear medicine imaging services. Special research rates are applied to CCRC studies; however, a service contract for reimbursement is required before imaging services are provided.


For more information, please contact: Lisa A. Wilson