Nonhuman Primate Research Support Capabilities and Resources

Please browse or search our inventory of NPRC capabilities. We strongly encourage you to contact any of the NPRCs for consultation regarding facilities and services required to support your research.

While many institutions are not sufficiently equipped to fully support NHP research, the NPRCs provide the comprehensive research infrastructure and expertise necessary for appropriate care and research application of nonhuman primates.

A broad spectrum of support services are available including ABSL 3 and ABSL 4 laboratories, aerosol exposure facilities, Genetics and Genomics support, diagnostic and research pathology, imaging, immunology and neuroscience. Additionally, the NPRCs employ nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field of nonhuman primate management, production, care, psychological well-being, regulatory compliance and research utilization.

 

In a number of cases, the list of capabilities under each category is not all inclusive. If you do not see your specific area of interest, please contact any of the NPRCs with a “1” or “2” at the category level.
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ABSL 3 laboratory
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ABSL 4 laboratory
 
 
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Aerosol exposure
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Aging animal resource
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Animal Resource Management
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Assisted reproductive technologies
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1
1
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Embryo transfer
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1
 
 
2
1
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ICSI
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1
 
 
2
1
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IVF
1
1
 
 
2
1
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Oocyte micromanipulation
1
1
 
 
2
1
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SCNT
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1
 
 
 
1
 

Behavioral management program administration
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Computerized animal records and multigenerational pedigrees
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Genome bank
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IACUC administration
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NHP acquisition and quarantine
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NHP breeding colony management
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NHP facility design and management
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Training program admin for animal care and research staff
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Behavioral assessment
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Infant biobehavioral measures
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Motor testing apparatus
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Bioengineering
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Bioinformatics
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Biomarkers
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Biomaterials bank (includes tissue/serum/blood distribution)
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Biotelemetry (Real time)
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1
 

BSL 3 laboratory
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BSL 4 laboratory
 
 
1
 
 
 
 

Collaborative research support/Protocol implementation
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Diagnostic Parasitology
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Drug development and testing
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Endocrine assays / technologies
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Functional Genomics
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DNA sequencing
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Informatics
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Mass spectroscopy
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Microarray sample labeling, hybridization/scanning
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microRNA discovery
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RNA-seq
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Gene therapy
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Genetics
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1
1

PacBio sequencing
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Exome sequencing
 
 
 
 
 
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Diagnostic testing
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DNA sequencing
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Gene discovery
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Gene therapy development
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MHC allele discovery
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MHC class I
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MHC class II
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Parentage testing
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SNP genotyping
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2
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TRIM 5 genotyping
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GLP
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1
 
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HIV/AIDS
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1
1
1

Imaging
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1

Confocal
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CT
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Fluorescent microscopy
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fMRI
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1
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Laser-capture microscopy
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2
 
1
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PET
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2
 
2
1
1

Radiochemistry
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2
 
 
1
1

Radiography
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1
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Ultrasound
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1
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Whole slide scanning - brightfield, DIC, fluorescence
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Immunology
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ADCC
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Binding assays
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BSL-3 sorting
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1
1
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2

Flow cytometry
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Cell turnover/proliferation
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1
2

Intracellular cytokine staining
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Immunophenotyping
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Immune response assays
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MHC tetramers
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2
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Multiplex fluorescent immunoassay (MFIA)
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Viral neutralization
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1
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Inhalation exposure facility
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International Programs - Global health and education resources
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Metabolic phenotyping
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Body composition (DEXA, MRI)
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Euglycemic/hyperinsulinemic clamps
 
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Feeding behavior/preferences
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Glucose tolerance test (GTT)
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Insulin tolerance test (ITT)
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Isolated islet
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Liver/muscle/fat biopsy
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MRI/MS
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Metabolomics
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Molecular Biology
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1
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Lentivirus
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1
1
1
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qRT-PCR
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1
1
 

Neuroscience
1
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1
1
1

Advanced imaging
1
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2
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Bioengineering
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2
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1
2

Cognitive testing apparatus
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1
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1
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Motor testing apparatus
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1
1
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Neonatal and infant biobehavioral testing
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1
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Neurohistology
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Vision testing apparatus
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Pathogen detection and quantification
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Pathology
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Anatomic
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Clinical
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Histopathology
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Immunohistochemistry
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In situ hybridization
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Molecular
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Morphometry/quantitative imaging
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Telepathology
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Tissue sampling
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Pre-clinical studies
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Proteomics
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Reproductive development
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Cognitive testing apparatus
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2
 
1
1
1

Gamete manipulation lab
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1
1
2

Infant Primate Research Lab
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Neonatal care facility
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Stem cell
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Adult stem cells
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Culture reagents
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Embryonic cells
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Growth factors
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1
 
2
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iPS cells
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1
2
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1
2

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Production
1
 
 
1
 
1
2

Toxicology
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2
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2

Transgenesis
 
 
 
2
2
1
2

Transplantation biology
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2
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2
1
1

Veterinary Medical Research Support Procedures
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1
1
1
1
1

Bone marrow biopsy
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1

Iliac crest
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2
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1
1

Long bones
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1
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1
1
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Conventional (open) surgical procedures performed for research
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1
1
1
1
1
2

Central and peripheral nervous system
1
1
 
1
1
1
2

Cerebral cortex biopsy
1
1
 
2
 
1
 

Peripheral nerve biopsy
1
2
 
2
 
2
 

Targeted, stereotaxic injections
1
1
 
1
1
1
1

Chronic indwelling catheter systems
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1
1
1
1
1
2

Access
1
1
1
1
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1
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Gastric
1
1
 
1
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1
1

Internal jugular vein
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Portal vein
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Subclavian vein
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1
 
2
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Gastrointestinal
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1
2
1
1
1
 

Gastric catheter implantation
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2
 
1
2
1
 

Hepatectomy and excisional biopsy
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1
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2
1
 

Small and large intestinal resection and anastomosis
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1
 
2
1
1
 

Small and large intestinal wedge biopsy
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1
1
1
 

Lymph node biopsy
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1
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1
1

Abdominal
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1
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1
 

Peripheral
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Thoracic
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1
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2
 

Tonsils
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2
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Orthopedic
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2
1
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2
2

Fracture repair
1
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2
1
2
2
2

Bone plating
1
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1
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2
2

External fixation
1
2
 
2
 
2
2

Intramedullary pin and cerclage
1
1
2
2
 
2
2

Intervertebral disc replacement
2
 
 
2
 
 
 

Reproductive
1
1
2
2
1
1
2

Ovariectomy
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1
 
2
1
1
1

Ovariohysterectomy
1
1
 
2
1
1
 

Vasectomy
1
1
2
2
1
1
 

Skin biopsy
1
1
 
1
1
2
1

Thymectomy
1
1
 
2
 
 
 

Flexible videoendoscopy
1
1
2
1
1
1
2

Pulmonary
1
1
2
1
1
1
2

Bronchoalveolar lavage
1
1
2
1
1
1
1

Bronchoscopy
1
1
2
1
1
1
2

Fluid collection
1
1
2
1
1
1
1

Blood
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Chyle from thoracic duct
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2
 
 
 

Milk
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2
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Saliva
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1
2
1
1
1
1

Urine
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2
1
2
1
1

Vaginal fluid
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1
1
1
1
1
1

Gastrointestinal
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1
 
1
1
1
2

Endoscopic gastrointestinal biopsy
1
1
 
1
1
1
2

Gastrointestinal endoscopic examination
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1
 
1
1
1
2

Colonic
1
1
 
1
1
1
1

Duodenal
1
1
 
1
1
1
2

Gastric
1
1
 
1
1
1
2

Imaging
1
1
1
2
1
1
1

Contrast studies
1
2
2
2
2
1
2

CNS
1
1
 
2
1
1
2

Myelography
1
 
 
2
2
2
 

Gastrointestinal tract
1
2
 
2
2
2
2

Intravenous
1
1
2
2
2
1
 

Reproductive
1
2
 
2
2
1
2

Ovary
1
 
 
2
 
1
 

Uterus/placenta
1
1
 
2
2
1
 

MRI
1
1
2
2
1
1
2

CNS
1
1
2
2
1
1
1

Orthopedic
1
1
2
2
 
2
2

Reproductive
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2
 
 
2
1
2

Ovary
2
 
 
 
2
1
2

Uterus/placenta
2
1
 
 
2
1
2

Other imaging modalities
1
1
2
2
1
1
2

Radiography
1
1
1
1
2
1
1

Ultrasound
1
1
1
1
2
1
1

Cardiac
1
1
1
1
1
1
2

Reproductive
1
1
2
2
2
1
1

Pregnancy determination
1
1
1
2
1
1
1

Pregnancy timing
1
1
2
2
2
1
1

Ovulation
1
 
 
2
2
1
1

Inoculation/immunization/article administration
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Central nervous system
1
1
 
1
1
1
1

Intracerebral
1
1
 
1
1
1
1

Intracysternal
1
1
 
1
 
2
2

Gastrointestinal tract
1
1
2
1
1
1
1

Duodenal
1
1
 
2
1
1
2

Intrarectal
1
1
2
1
1
1
1

Intramuscular injection
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Intraocular
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1
1
2

Intravenous
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1
1
1
1
1
1

Pulmonary
1
1
2
1
1
1
2

Bronchoscopic instillation
1
1
 
1
2
1
2

Intratracheal instillation
1
1
2
1
1
1
2

Nebulization
1
 
2
1
 
1
1

Reproductive
1
1
2
2
1
1
1

Intraovarian/follicular
1
1
2
 
2
1
2

Intraoviductal
1
 
2
 
2
1
 

Intrauterine
1
1
2
 
2
1
2

Intravaginal
1
1
2
1
1
1
1

Subcutaneous sustained release implants
1
1
2
2
2
1
1

Minimally invasive videoendoscopic surgery
1
2
2
1
1
1
2

Colposcopy
1
1
2
1
1
1
1

Cervical biopsy
1
1
2
2
1
1
1

Vaginal biopsy
1
1
2
1
1
1
1

Vaginal cytology sampling
1
1
2
1
1
1
1

Laparoscopy
1
1
2
1
1
1
2

Embryo transfer
1
1
2
2
2
1
1

Hepatic biopsy
1
1
 
1
 
2
2

Oocyte collection
1
1
2
2
2
1
1

Renal biopsy
1
2
 
2
 
2
2

Rhinoscopy
1
2
2
2
 
2
 

Nasal mucosal biopsy
1
2
1
2
 
2
 

Thoracoscopy
1
 
 
1
 
 
 

Lung biopsy
1
 
 
1
 
 
 

Thymic biopsy
1
 
 
1
 
 
 

Peripheral nerve conduction and electromyography (EMG)
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2
1
 
 

Physical examination
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Ultrasound guided techniques
1
1
2
2
2
1
2

Cystocentesis
1
1
2
2
2
1
1

Gastrointestinal
1
1
 
1
2
1
2

Hepatic biopsy
1
1
 
1
2
1
2

Reproductive
1
1
 
2
2
1
 

Chorionic villous sampling
1
2
 
2
 
2
 

Fetal inoculation
1
1
 
2
2
2
 

Urinary tract
1
2
 
2
 
1
1

Renal biopsy
1
 
 
2
 
1
1

Viral vectors
1
2
 
2
2
1
2

Virology
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Molecular diagnostics
1
2
2
1
1
1
2

Molecular virology/BAC technology
2
2
2
2
1
1
 

Sequencing tools
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1
 
1
1
1

Virologic assays
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Virus characterization, isolation and production
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