Bomb Calorimetry

Services and Prices:Miscellaneous Procedures

Body Weight Recording
$3.67/mouse/procedure
$4.14/rat/procedure
Manual Food or Water Recording
$3.67/mouse/procedure
$4.14/rat/procedure
Orogastric Gavage
$5.24/mouse/procedure
$6.29/rat/procedure
Pair-Feeding
$5.24/mouse/day
$5.77/rat/day
Rectal Temperature Recording (YSI 4600 precision thermometer)
$5.76/mouse/procedure
$6.82/rat/procedure
Body Temperature (microchips implanted in sub-cu or IP, under isoflurane anesthesia, Bio Medic Data Systems)
$15.63/animal/procedure, sub-cu temperature (up to 10 measurements, 8am-5pm)
$20.87/animal/procedure, IP temperature (up to 10 measurements, 8am-5pm)
$1.05/animal per each additional measurement
24-hour Urine and/or Fecal Collection
$7.81/mouse/day (metabolic cage)
$5.73/animal/procedure (manual fecal collection in home cage)
Tissue Dissection/Collection (under pentobarbital/ketamine/isoflurane anesthesia or immediately after decapitation; tissues are immediately frozen in liquid N2, stored at -80°C, and delivered with dry ice)
$20.79/mouse (up to 5 tissues except brain)
$5.73 per additional tissue
$7.34 per brain tissue (e.g. pituitary gland)
Tail Vein Blood Sampling (plasma or serum)
$5.23/mouse/procedure
$6.26/rat/procedure
Plus,
$0.42/sample for heparin plasma extraction (using heparin coated capillary tube)
$0.83/sample for EDTA plasma extraction (using EDTA coated micro tube)
$1.02/sample to include blood glucose (glucometer)
$1.83/sample to include plasma glucose (colorimetric kit)
$7.61/sample to include plasma insulin (ELISA kit)
Retro-orbital bleeding (under isoflurane anesthesia)
$6.26/mouse/procedure
$7.31/rat/procedure
Plus,
$0.42/sample for heparin plasma extraction (using heparin coated capillary tube) or
$0.83/sample for EDTA plasma extraction (using EDTA coated micro tube)
$1.02/sample to include blood glucose (glucose meter) or
$1.83/sample to include plasma glucose (colorimetric kit)
$7.61/sample to include plasma insulin (ELISA kit)
Tail Vein Injection
$6.26/mouse/procedure
$7.31/rat/procedure
IP Injection
$5.24/mouse/procedure
$6.30/rat/procedure

Research Acknowledgement

The University of Michigan Animal Phenotyping Core is co-sponsored by Michigan Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (MNORC) and Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC). It is extremely important that our grants are cited in all publications resulting from the use of our services. Our productivity and effectiveness as Centers are measured in part by the citation of the grants in published work. So, PLEASE include the following acknowledgement in your publication:

This work utilized Core Services supported by grants DK089503 (MNORC) and DK020572 (MDRC) of NIH to the University of Michigan.