Using the CAF

Core Assay Facility
University of Michigan Psychology Department

Who can use the CAF?

Any research institution!

Not sure whether the CAF lab is right for you?

If you are not sure about how you might add a hormone component to your research or if you would just like more information, please contact us at

Do you need help incorporating a hormone component into your next grant?

We can provide you with a quote on sample analysis, descriptions of space and equipment. We also can review the hormone methods section of your grant. Please fill out the online service request form.

Do you have samples ready to be assayed?

If you have samples already collected and ready to submit, please fill out the online service request form and we would be happy to place you in our queue! In response to submitting the form, a CAF technician will contact you to provide information about:

  1. Time and date to drop off samples
  2. Getting your samples to the CAF lab
  3. When the data will be available
  4. Pricing, and
  5. Any special instructions on processing

How much does it cost?

Prices are located here. If you do not see the analyte you are interested in please send us an email!

Do you offer training?

Yes! We offer training for faculty and students at the University of Michigan who are interested in including hormone measures in their research. Discounts are available if you run your own samples!

Note about IRB and UCUCA approval

Please note that all researchers must have already secured their own IRB approval if working with humans ( or UCUCA approval if working with animals ( The CAF lab is not able to assist in these approvals.