Research Acknowledgement

It is extremely important that our grant is cited in all publications resulting from the use of NORC services. Our productivity and effectiveness as a Center is measured in part by the citation of the grant in published work. Please use the following acknowledgement in your publications:

This work utilized Core Services supported by grant DK089503 of NIH to the University of Michigan.

Core Services: Animal Phenotyping: Other Procedures

The Animal Phenotyping Core of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center is offering the following at the indicated cost per sample. Prices apply to studies billed directly to a NORC member utilizing a University of Michigan internal account. All others, please contact the Animal Phenotyping Core at 734.232.8223 .


Manual body weight recording
Manual food or water recording
Tissue collection (up to 4 except brain)
Rectal temperature recording
Manual measurement of food intake
$3.00 per animal per visit
$5.00 per animal per day
24-hour urine/fecal collection
$7.00 per mouse per day
Tissue dissection (up to 5 tissues)
$11.00 per animal
Tissue dissection (over 5 tissues)
$2.50 per additional tissue
Tail vein blood sampling with measurement of blood glucose
$5.00 per animal per visit
Tail vein blood sampling with measurement of blood glucose and plasma insulin
$10.00 per animal per visit

Required Forms:


UM Brehm Tower APC Rm 8114
1000 Wall St., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Tel: 734.232.8223 (Nathan Qi)
Tel: 734.764.7043 Lab
Fax: 734.232.8222
Nathan Qi
Melanie Schmitt


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