Advanced Research and Diagnostics Laboratory

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The Advanced Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ARDL) is a Central Biochemistry Laboratory that provides the latest technology and clinical laboratory testing services to researchers and other customers via a 16,000-square-foot customized facility.  

Constructed in 2013, the ARDL facility is recognized worldwide as a front-runner in innovative design and operational excellence.

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 High-Volume Immunoassay Testing Platforms


  • Specimen collection / processing
  • Specimen testing and analysis
  • Quality control / assurance
  • Specimen storage

ARDL Research Publications

Ambrosius WT, Sink K, Foy C, Berlowitz D, Cheung AK, Cushman W, Fine L, Goff D, Johnson KC, Killeen AA, Lewis B, Oparil S, Reboussin D, Rocco M, Williamson W, Wright J, Whelton P: The design and rationale of a multi-center clinical trial comparing two strategies for control of systolic blood pressure: The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) Clinical Trials, 2014, epub DOI: 10.1177/1740774514537404.

Eckfeldt JH, Karger AB, Miller WG, Rynders GP, Inker LA. Performance in measurement of serum cystatin C by laboratories participating in the college of american pathologists 2014 CYS survey. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2015;139:888-893.

Donato LJ, Meeusen JW, Callanan H, Saenger AK, Jaffe AS. Advantages of the lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 activity assay. Clinical Biochemistry. 2016 Jan; 49(1-2): 172-5. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2015.09.002.

Mass Spectrometer Center

 Mass Spec

  • Sample analysis
  • Quantitative proteomics
  • Assay development
  • Assay validation

ARDL Accreditation

ARDL is fully accredited as a highly complex laboratory by

  • the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA)
  • the College of American Pathologists (CAP)
  • the New York State Department of Health. 

High standards such as these are considered a starting point for ARDL, and a basis for a level of quality unsurpassed in the industry.




  • Long-term sample storage
  • Cell cryopreservation
  • DNA sample storage
  • Power back-up protection


ARDL was named Central Biochemistry Laboratory (CBL) for CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in September.  NHAES is a CDC program designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the U.S.  The survey examines a nationally representative sample of about 5,000 individuals each year. Findings from the survey will be used to determine the prevalence of major diseases and risk factors for diseases.  ARDL director Anthony Killeen is the CBL principal investigator for the 5-year program. 

SPRINT Study mentioned 06/22/2015

Hispanic Community Health Study / Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) covered 06/24/2015