Research

For forty years, RDL Reference Laboratory has been the leading reference laboratory in the development and testing of novel biomarkers in immune-mediated inflammatory disorders, providing researchers, drug and device developers, clinicians/patients, national reference labs and academic centers of excellence, the highest quality testing, innovative assays/technologies and unparalleled service.
  • Allan L. Metzger, MD, FACP, FACR (Ret) President / CEO
  • Karen Abrams Chief Operating Officer
  • Guoqiu Shen, M.D. Laboratory Manager
    Vice President of R&D
  • Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Disorders
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies
  • Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis)
  • Vasculitis (Small & Large Vessel)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Autoinflammatory Disorders
  • CRO Services
  • Project Management
  • IT Services
  • Assay Development
  • Patient Recruitment
  • Patient Service Centers/Draw sites
  • Sample Storage
  • Physician Level Consultation
  • Trials Performed & Capabilities
  • Total of 34 Sponsors, Domestic & International
  • 19 Medical Device & Biotech Companies
  • 9 Leading Pharmaceutical Companies
  • 4 Contract Research Organizations
  • 2 Commercial Laboratories
  • Facilities
  • Dedicated Clinical Trials facility (3,300 sq ft)
  • Restricted monitored employee access control system
  • 4 separate secure lab rooms for highly confidential use
  • Private meeting offices and conference room
  • -80C & -20C freezers
  • Liquid Nitrogen Storage
  • Digital temperature monitoring
  • Biorepository sample storage and retrieval system
  • Certifications
  • CAP accredited, CLIA licensed
  • State License: CA, NY, FL, MD, PA
  • GLP, GDP, GCP
  • Technologies
  • New assay development
  • Multiplex and uniplex platforms
  • ELISAs
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Radioimmunoassay
  • Immunoprecipitation
  • B cell, T cell and NK cell response assays
  • Immunodiffusion customized to pharma
    programs
  • Immunofluorescence assays (IFA) manual
    and automated
  • Immunogenicity for biologics and biosimilars
  • Western Blot
  • Cytokines
  • Chemokines
  • Staffing
  • Project management with decades of experience
  • Quality Assurance
  • Compliance
  • Regulatory
  • Board certified Rheumatologists on staff
  • Preferred access and deep network to key opinion leaders,
    subject matter experts and principal investigators
  • Doctoral level scientists
  • Masters level technologists