The Washington University Diabetes Research Center (DRC) is an NIH-funded support service for investigators interested in diabetes and related metabolic disorders. Our prices reflect DRC subsidies. Faculty from all departments are eligible if their investigator-initiated research focuses on diabetes or related metabolic disorders, but they must join the DRC to get the discounted price.

The Diabetes Research Center provides subsidies for the following tests:

  1. Insulin, Elecsys (recommended for all new projects)
  2. Insulin, Immulite (for ongoing research)
  3. Insulin, Singulex (for low sample volumes and low expected levels in mice, rats and humans)
  4. C-peptide, Elecsys (recommended for all new projects)
  5. C-peptide, Immulite (for ongoing research)
  6. Cortisol, Elecsys
  7. Glucose
  8. Free fatty acids
  9. Glucagon, RIA
  10. Leptin, human RIA
  11. Commercial kits for Cobas c501 chemistry analyzer, Elecsys 2010 immunoanalyzer, Immulite immunoanalyzer, ELISA, RIA, or Singulex