Application for services and process

The applicant should first contact the Center Director or Core Director to discuss the mouse strain, determine the best set of tests to be conducted, and obtain an estimate of costs.

To order a test:

  1. Visit and register for an account on
  2. Fill out the form information
  3. Indicate VIBRANT eligibility
  4. Review & accept the Conditions of Use


What happens next?

The request is reviewed by our Center. Acceptance is based on Center workload, relevance of the available and/or requested tests to the mouse model, and the perceived value of the animal to diabetes, obesity, and metabolic disease research. The applicant will be contacted with the decision. Following consultation with the Center and/or Core Director(s), a written estimate for all tests agreed upon, including the number of mice required for each test and a timeline for receipt and testing of the mice at the MMPC-Live, will be sent to the applicant for his/her approval.

View all MMPC-Live Guidelines & Policies here


Metabolic, Physiological and Behavioral Phenotyping Core

The Metabolic, Physiological and Behavioral Phenotyping Core (also referred to as the Animal Phenotyping Core) is directed by Dr. Nathan Qi and performs a variety of in vivo physiological assessments encompassing glucose homeostasis (glucose tolerance, insulin tolerance, hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic, hypo- or hyperglycemic clamps), lipid metabolism (3H-triolein lipid tolerance, 3H-palmitate FA fluxes) energy homeostasis (indirect calorimetry by CLAMS, Promethion systems with ambient temperature or dietary challenge), ultradian hormone secretion (Culex platform for serial biological fluid sampling from free moving, unrestrained mice), behavioral measurements (learning/memory, locomotor activity, anxiety, depression, meal pattern analysis, operant conditioning).

Animal Care and Germ-Free Core

Directed by, Dr. Lucy Kennedy, the Animal Care and Germ-Free Core plays a central role in the management of animal flow through the Center’s phenotyping cores from initial acquisition to final disposition of imported mice. The gateway for all phenotyping involving live mice, the Animal Care and Germ-Free Mouse Core provides mouse importation, quarantine, housing, veterinary care, clinical chemistry and histopathology services; as well as, host a germ-free mouse facility that works to produce and distribute germ-free and gnotobiotic mouse models.

Browse or Search for Services

Listed prices reflect internal UofM investigator rates, external customers are subject to additional fees, please inquire for a quote.

Test Number Test Name
MI 1003
Quarantine per diem
Please Inquire
MI 1004
5-pack fecal kit
MI 1005
10-pack fecal kit
MI 1006
5-pack serum submandibular collection kit
MI 1007
10-pack serum submandibular collection kit
MI 1008
5-pack whole blood submandibular collection kit
MI 1009
10-pack whole blood submandibular collection kit
MI 1010
Injection kit
MI 1011
Germ-Free per-diem
$5.59 per cage/day
MI 1012
Germ-Free shipper
MI 1013
Gas sterilization – small
MI 1014
Gas sterilization – medium
MI 1015
Gas sterilization – large
MI 1016
Sterile mouse box transport kit
MI 1017
Oral gavage w/ feeding needle kit
MI 1018
Port entry/exit
$ 27.62
MI 2000
Free study consultation and experimental design
MI 2101
Insulin Sensitivity: OGTT or IPGTT + insulin measurement
$80.10 per mouse
$99.12 per rat
MI 2102
Insulin Sensitivity: OGTT or IPGTT w/o measuring insulin
$50.62 per mouse
$66.47 per rat
MI 2103
Insulin Sensitivity: Insulin Tolerance Test (ITT)
$44.27 per mouse
$50.62 per rat
MI 2104
Insulin Sensitivity: Hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp (3H+14C)
$491.75 per mouse
$610.78 per rat
MI 2105
Insulin Sensitivity: Hyperglycemic Clamp (+ insulin $10/sample)
$422.64 per mouse
$478.57 per rat
+ insulin $10/sample
MI 2106
Insulin Sensitivity: Hypoglycemic Clamp
$422.64 per mouse
$478.57 per rat
MI 2107
Insulin Sensitivity: + Hepatic glycogen synthesis
$37.20 per animal
MI 2108
Insulin Sensitivity: + Hepatic de novo lipogenesis
$37.20 per animal