Immunoassay Biomarker Core Laboratory

The senior staff members (Dr Gwen Kennedy & Mrs Lesley McFarlane) each have over 20 years’ experience in the handling, processing and analysing blood samples for biomarkers using various immunoassay techniques. This includes radio-immunoassay (RIA), enzyme-linked immuno-sorbent assay (ELISA) and multiplex assays (Luminex Bio-plex 200 platform and Meso Scale Discovery Quickplex SQ120).

The Immunoassay Biomarker Core Laboratory also houses the School of Medicine two flow cytometers:- Becton Dickinson LSRFortessa and Attune Acoustic Focusing flow cytometer.


All staff members have current Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certificates and have attended both GLP and GCLP training courses. We can provide help and advice on the selection and performance of immunoassays. Sample requirements and handling for optimal results. We can help you with sample processing/ handling / reformatting and logistics. We can offer a full service to measure samples for you or provide training on using the instruments thereafter only usage charges applied.