Core Services

AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY SERVICES

 

The aquatic toxicology laboratory performs aquatic toxicity tests on a variety of fish species including largemouth bass, fathead minnow, sheepshead minnow, Menidia beryllina and mosquitofish. In addition several bioanalytical and molecular assays are available.

 

 

Bioanalytical Assays                                                                                                                 Total per sample/test

  1. Vtg ELISA/ sample $30.00
  2. SDS Gel $80.00
  3. Western blot $100.00
  4. Vtg purification $500.00
  5. Antibody screen (West/ELISA) $300.00
  6. Vtg mRNA by QPCR, minimum 4 samples $60.00   per sample
  7. Invitrogen transactivation assays/receptor type $1,000.00
  8. FP-ER-binding assay $200.00

 

Toxicity Assays                               

  1. Exposures static (2 changes/day) 2-4 d Control and 1 effluent $2,500.00

Additional effluents up to 5                          $1,500.00

  1. Cumulative egg production assay 14 days                                                                    $15,000.00
  2. ELS Larval toxicity assay 96 h growth, survival                                                             $3,000.00
  3. ZF ELS embryo toxicity test 96 h growth, survival, deformities, hatching                      $3,000.00
  4. Mosquitofish gonapodium 7 day 5 replicates                                                                 $2,000.00

 

Molecular Assays                                          

  1. qPCR for specific genes of interest – minimum 4 samples $60 per sample
  2. RNAseq – quadruplicate replicates $10,000