Core biochemical assay laboratory (CBAL)

Research and development

Since its inception in 2008 CBAL has worked closely with research groups across the CUH Campus including the Institute of Metabolic Sciences, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Cancer Research UK and the MRC Epidemiology Unit. CBAL has also helped with the development of assays for local commercial organisations such as ProteinLogic, Takeda and UroSens.

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Contact CBAL

01223 216728

Core Biochemical Assay Laboratory
Level 4, Laboratory Block
Cambridge University Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road
Cambridge CB2 0QQ

Open Monday to Friday 08:00 – 16:00

Please note that we are a research laboratory and we are unable to give out results or advice. 

CBAL news

'Sponge on a string' test to transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis

A ‘sponge on a string’ pill test has been hailed a ‘game changer’ by Cambridge cancer doctors after results from a hugely successful three-year trial were published in the medical journal The Lancet* today.

Volunteers are essential in Covid battle

A clinician who is helping to lead the battle against Covid-19 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has praised a loyal team of volunteers saying: “We couldn’t do it without them.”