Broad Capabilities Across Species & Sample Types


Metabolon has conducted more than 10,000 studies involving a diverse range of biological samples. Consequently, we have developed robust, standardized methods for working with nearly any sample type.

We have experience with samples from more than 100 species, including:

  • Human
  • Rat
  • Mouse
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Primate
  • Drosophilia
  • Xenopus
  • Zebrafish
  • A wide variety of plant & microbial species

We also have experience over 170 sample types, including:

  • Urine
  • Plasma
  • Serum
  • Feces
  • Cerebrospinal fluid
  • Saliva
  • Tumor
  • Whole blood
  • Organ Tissue
  • Cell culture media
  • Food/ingredients
  • Plant (stem, root & leaf)
  • Raw materials

Driving the quality standard from the very beginning
When we receive samples, they are immediately logged into our customized laboratory information management system (mLIMS™). Samples are stored in carefully monitored, temperature-controlled freezers, backed up by generators, until they are ready for processing in our labs that are ISO 9001: 2015 certified, certified by CLIA and accredited by the College of American Pathologists.

We follow comprehensive SOPs to ensure sample integrity and data accuracy every step of the way. Today, all Global Metabolomics and Complex Lipid Panel clients receive a full sample collection kit, free of charge, with their first project post-launch to support sample prep automation and our Gold Standard for quality and delivery. The initial kit contains the correct number of barcoded cryovials for the project (either liquid or solid tubes), a Honeywell scanner and tube caps (if they have a liquid matrix), enabling inventory control and tracking, delivering improved inventory process and traceability for clients. 

For more information, download our Sample Preparation & Shipping Guidelines document.