Research Core Services

The Lerner Research Institute's Core Services seek to facilitate and advance research throughout Cleveland Clinic by providing technologies that support basic, translational, and clinical research.

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Laboratory Diagnostic Core

About Us

The Laboratory Diagnostic Core offers investigators a large menu of automated clinical chemistry assays, elisa based testing, hematology and phlebotomy services. The LDC has maintained accreditation with the College of American Pathologists and CLIA for more than ten years. The Core has been a CDC Lipid Standardization Laboratory since 2001. The laboratory test menu includes assays for both human and animal samples.

Please click on the Services tab below to review our test menu. Contact Alan Pratt at extension 44299 or for further information and prices.

The Laboratory Diagnostic Core (LDC) has maintained CAP (College of AmericanPathologists) and CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act) accreditations since 2001 and has maintained the required standards for the past 10 years. It is also a CDC Lipid Standardization lab. This program ensures that lipid measurements are accurate and comparable, particularly for clinical trials.

The Laboratory Diagnostic Core offers investigators an extensive menu of automated clinical chemistry, immunology and hematology assays (over 200). Tests range from commercially available FDA approved methods to research grade ELISA’s.

Laboratory testing on both human and animal samples are available.

The Laboratory Diagnostic Core is managed by Alan Pratt. He can be contacted at extension 4-4299 or by email at