Nanostring Laboratory

The UAB Nanostring Laboratory in the Department of Radiation Oncology, directed by Eddy S. Yang, MD, PhD ( and managed by Tiffiny Cooper, MS (, houses the nCounter Analysis System by Nanostring Technologies (Seattle, WA). This platform enables the profiling of hundreds of targets simultaneously with high sensitivity and precision, even in formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissues, without the need for amplification steps except in single cell or low cell number experiments. The system utilizes a novel digital technology that is based on direct multiplexed quantification of nucleic acids and provides highly reproducible data over 5 logs of dynamic range. Applications include gene expression analysis, microRNA and lncRNA analysis, copy number variation analysis, and ChIP-String analysis, and leukemia fusion gene analysis. Additionally, using the nCounter Elements Tagsets, users may assemble their own assays as part of development of a novel laboratory developed test.

Nanostring’s digital profiling technology can be used to explore the fundamental roles of signaling pathways in various biological systems. Pre-constructed panels available include the PanCancer Pathways Panel (encoding 770 essential cancer pathway and driver genes), the Human Kinase Panel (519 human kinases), the Human Immunology Panel (594 immune-related genes), microRNA Panels (Human, Mouse, Rat, or Drosophila microRNAs derived from miRBase), the Cancer Copy Number Variation Assay (87 genes commonly amplified or deleted in cancer [avg 3 probes/region]), and others. Importantly, custom panels may be developed to assay specific genes or pathways of interest depending on investigator needs.

For more information, please contact Eddy Yang ( or Tiffiny Cooper ( or visit the Nanostring website.

Gene Panels

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UAB Nanostring Laboratory Schedule of Fees and Services

Cost per sample

  • $350 PanCancer Panel
  • $190 Human Cancer Panel
  • $200 Human Kinase Panel
  • $295 Human Immunology Panel
  • $200 Human Inflammation Panel
  • $300 Human v2 miRNA

    Cost per sample

  • $380 PanCancer Panel
  • $220 Human Cancer Panel
  • $230 Huan Kinase Panel
  • $325 Human Immunology Panel
  • $230 Human Inflammation Panel
  • $345 Human v2 miRNA

*RNS extraction(FFPE, frozen tissues) available upon request for additional fee. Mouse panels, custom codesets and other Nanostring assays are availble.

For more information visit the Nanostring website.