Assays

If you are interested in utilizing PPC equipment, please contact PPC Staff at bst3ppc@pitt.edu to inquire about availability.

Mouse Assays – 5th Floor (New Assay/Equipment Requiring Training and Validation Before Use)
  • Acoustic Startle (Acoustic Decibel Response Curve)
  • EchoMRI (Body Composition Analysis) 
  • EEG – DSI Telemetry with Video Tracking
  • Frailty Index
  • Grip Strength
  • Gait Analysis (Digigait)
  • Hargreaves’ Test
  • Hot Plate
  • Light/Dark
  • Olfactory Habituation and Dishabituation
  • Open Field
  • Pre-Pulse Inhibition
  • Rotarod
  • Sociability
  • Spatial Recognition Short Term Memory Task
  • Spontaneous Alternation
  • Stress-Induced Hyperthermia
  • Touchscreen (operant tasks)
  • Visual Acuity
  • von Frey
  • Wheel Running
Mouse Assays – 6th Floor (Legacy Equipment)

  • Balance Beam
  • Cylinder Limb Asymmetry
  • Elevated Plus Maze
  • Morris Water Maze
  • Operant Chambers
  • Radial Water Maze
  • Thermal Tail Flick
  • Treadmill
  • Video Tracking
Rat Assays – 6th Floor (New Assay/Equipment and Legacy Equipment)
  • Acoustic Startle

  • Balance Beam

  • Cylinder Limb Asymmetry

  • EchoMRI (Body Composition Analysis) 

  • Elevated Plus Maze

  • Frailty Index
  • Gait Analysis

  • Open Field

  • Pre-Pulse Inhibition
  • Randall-Selitto (paw)

  • Tapered Beam Walking
  • Video Tracking
  • von Frey

  • Spontaneous Alternation