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E.M. Papper Laboratory of Clinical Immunology

The E. M. Papper Laboratory of Clinical Immunology, directed by Dr. Mary Ann Fletcher, has been associated with research and clinical care for over 30 years. With laboratory facilities at the Davie Campus of NSU and the Miami VA Medical Center, our labs are licensed clinical reference labs in the state of Florda, CLIA certified and NIH, VA and DoD funded research facilities. Current tests performed in the lab include Flow Cytometry, Natural Killer Cell Toxicity, Multiplex Cytokines, HIV and EBV viral load assays. Gene expression research and testing is also performed in the laboratory with the use of the NanoString Analyser.

In addition, the laboratory is an established biobank with emergency back-up freezers and is a long standing participant in the ACTG/Duke proficiency testing program for cryopreservation, storage and shipping of peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

The E.M. Papper Laboratory of Clinical Immunology is an independent laboratory. Physicians may send samples to the lab for testing.

Please email for a comprehensive list of lab services offered, pricing inquiries, procedure and general questions.

TEST Method Proficiency Testing

Flow Cytometry

Qualitative and quantitative analyses of cell surface and intracellular molecules

Beckman/Coulter FC 5002 laser, 6 color flow cytometer ACTG/Duke

Mulitplex Cytokines, Chemokines and C Reactive Protein

Plasma, other body fluids, and culture fluids

Chemoluminescence with plates and reagents from Quansys Biosciences Quansys

Natural Killer Cell


Bioassay, 51Cr release Within Lab


Viral Load Assays

Abbot 2000 Real time PCR automated system CAP
HIV Serology Trinity Uni-Gold Recombigen, with Cam Biotech HIV-1 Western Blot AAP
Herpes Viruses Serology ELISA assays from Diasorin and Diamedix CAP


CBC and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (Westergreen)

Beckman/Coulter LH500 AAP
Microbial Translocation Markers Lipopolysaccharide (LPS): limulus amebocyte lysate assay kit. Soluble CD14 (sCD14) glycoprotein: ELISA. Fatty Acid-binding proteins (FABP) Within Lab
Salivary Cortisol Saliva collected using Salivettes brand collection tubes. Samples processed according to the Salimetrics protocol and analyzed using Salimetrics ELISA reagents Within Lab
Plasma Neuropeptide Y RIA Within Lab

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