Procedures & Pricing

Pricing

To discuss specific experiments you would like to perform using the Physiology Core services please contact the Core Director at abartolo@umn.edu.

The Physiology Core offers the following procedures:

  • Body Composition (Echo MRI, Echo Medical System; Fat and Fat Free Mass, Total Water and Free Water content).
  • Indirect Calorimetry (Oxymax, Columbus Instrument; metabolic parameters recording VO2, VCO2, RER, Heat, activity). We offer two configurations: 24h energy expenditure; Continuous sampling for acute challenge studies
  • Automated Food Consumption – meal pattern analysis (BioDAQ - Research Diets, Inc )
  • Glycemia/GTT/ITT
  • Integrated radiotelemetry system to monitor blood pressure, heart rate, core temperature, blood glucose, EMG, EEG and activity in freely moving mice (the system includes Dataquest ART Platinum and Ponemah® Softwares and related hardware. Data Science, St. Paul, MN)
  • Behavioral Tests (Open Field Test; Elevated Plus Maze; Sucrose Preference; Forced Swim Test)
  • Running Wheels (Lafayette Instrument)
  • Home-Cage Activity (TechnoSmart)
  • Data Analysis
  • Housing in regular rooms or temperature controlled room (range 4-30C)
  • Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Monitor (CODA, Kent Scientific).

Surgical services

  • LAD ischemia: Permanent ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery of the heart to create myocardial infarct
  • Placing of flow probes in ascending aorta and renal nerve for measurements of blood flow
  • Renal, Celiac ganglia, Stella ganglia denervation
  • Implantation of DSI transmitter for chronic wireless Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Temperature and Activity recording
  • Minipump implantation in rats or mice
  • Catheterization of femoral and jugular vessels in rats
  • Development of new surgical techniques