Core Laboratory


The OCTRI Core Laboratory is specifically designed and equipped to perform both basic and specialized research assays and sample processing in support of translational research studies and trials. Laboratory staff have extensive experience in the performance of a wide variety of analytical and genetic based assays and procedures.

Laboratory Services

Some of the most essential components of successful clinical research projects are sample integrity, timely sample processing, and effective sample storage -- all of which facilitate correct interpretation of subsequent assay data. A major role of the OCTRI Core Laboratory is to perform clinical specimen processing, storage and shipping.

The Laboratory can perform over 60 different laboratory assays and analyses, including hormones, inflammatory markers, obesity factors, cardiac biomarkers and bone markers. Additionally, an extensive menu of lipid analyses can be performed by the OHSU Lipid lab.

The Laboratory also performs genetic analyses and procedures, including DNA & RNA extraction and purification, DNA sequencing and genotyping methodoligies. 

Laboratory staff are also available for consultations on assay selection, assay development and experimental design & consultation.

Laboratory Hours

The normal laboratory operating hours are:

Monday to Friday

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If necessary and by prior arrangement, these times may be extended.

Laboratory Contacts

Clive Woffendin, PhD 

Laboratory Director

(503) 494-7148

Aaron Clemons, BSc 

Laboratory Associate Supervisor

(503) 494-8099