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The Immunochemical Core Laboratory (ICL) is certified for testing by both the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Regulatory requirements include thorough test validation, documentation, standardized test procedures and ongoing review of quality-control markers.

  • CAP: LAP number 1808201; AU-ID 1183832
  • HHS: CLIA ID 24D0404292

The ICL participates in CAP proficiency surveys for the analytes available on its CAP menu. Alternative proficiency testing is performed for the assays on the CAP menu for which surveys are unavailable. Documentation includes training and ongoing competency of the ICL team.

Tests on CAP menu

The following tests are currently on the ICL's CAP menu. Contact Hilary Blair at 507-255-4385 with questions.

Test NameTest CodeMethod
25OH vitamin D26829Mass spec.
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)28567Immulite 2000
Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP)10016DxI
Catecholamines, plasma7873HPLC
Cholesterol, total7689Cobas c311
Cortisol, total7677DxI
C peptide, human7653Cobas e411
C-reactive protein82044Cobas c311
Estrogens (E1 and E2)26840Mass spec.
Glucose7702Cobas c311
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol7690Cobas c311
Human growth hormone (HGH)7660DxI
Insulin, human7661DxI
Interleukin-6 hs83114ELISA
Luteinizing hormone (LH)7679DxI
Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG)7865Immulite 2000
Testosterone, high sensitivity26832Mass spec.
Testosterone, total10005DxI
Triglyceride7691Cobas c311
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), high sensitivity83010ELISA
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