UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)

Seahorse and Oroboros O2k Services

Thank you for your interest
in using the Seahorse XFe96.

We would be happy to help you
with your metabolic flux assays.

Resources to Assist in Planning Your Experiments:

  • Regarding specific assays and reagents, see Agilent’s Cell Analysis Publication Database, which allows you to view publications that used Seahorse assays with your cell type. These resources can also give you some information on optimal cell seeding density for the assays.
  • Also consider reaching out to either Agilent support at cellanalysis.support@agilent.com or your local representative for additional information and guidance in your cell/assay type and product quotes.

How to Request a Service:

The Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core uses iLab for service requests and billing. All core users are invited to use the system, which requires a one-time no-cost registration. Once you are registered, the system will enable you to place service requests, provide required approvals, and monitor progress. You may already have an account through iLab, in which case you can skip to the section for creating a service request.

To Register for an iLab Account:

  • Navigate to https://my.ilab.agilent.com/account/signup
  • Search for “University of North Carolina – NORC Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core,” and click continue
  • Enter your institutional email address and move through the registration wizard, which will ask for your personal information, lab/research group associations, and billing information.
  • More information about registering with iLab can be found at this help website.

To Create a Service Request in iLab:

  • Navigate to the UNC NORC AMP Core website and select “visit us on iLab,” or navigate directly to iLab.
  • In the upper-right-hand corner of the screen where it says, “Sign in,” please click here and select “Sign in using iLab (no ONYEN) credentials.”
  • Enter your institutional credential and password, and sign in.
  • On the right-hand side of the screen, select the tab for “Request Services.”
  • You’ll find 2 blue headers: “Service Projects and Quote Requests” and “Service list” – under “Service list,” select “Chapel Hill Analysis Services.”

Seahorse services are listed at the end of this list.

  • To the right of your desired service, click “request service.”
  • You will be asked to complete a form before submitting the request to the core.
  • Your request will be pending review by the core.  The core will review your request and either agree to the work or they will ask for more information if needed.

Additional Help:

More detailed instructions can be found by clicking on the “HELP” link in the upper-right-hand corner or by navigating to help.ilab.agilent.com.  For any questions not addressed in the Help site, click on the “HELP” link in the upper-right-hand corner and submit a ticket, or email ilab-support@agilent.com.

We would also be happy to schedule a Zoom meeting with you to discuss experimental specifics and logistics.

Contact Us

Qing Shi
Research Specialist
Department of Nutrition
2215 Michael Hooker Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7162

Erika Rezeli
Manager, Hursting Lab – Chapel Hill
Michael Hooker Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-5590