Clinical Pharmacology Analytical Services Laboratory

The Clinical Pharmacology Analytical Services (CPAS) lab is a drug analysis laboratory located within the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.


  • Develop, validate, and maintain state of the art quantitative assays to support research and clinical care for researchers and clinicians
  • Use our expertise in pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, genetics, and genomics to help investigators develop scientific protocols and to help clinicians optimize drug therapy in patients

Drug Concentration Reporting

  • Develop and validate methods for sample analysis
  • Measure concentrations of the compound of interest in samples
  • LC-MS/MS training and self-service rental

Additional Services

  • Traditional pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic analyses
  • Design of future clinical trials based on pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic data
  • Development and analysis of limited sampling designs for large clinical trials or trials in which extensive sampling is not possible
  • Population pharmacokinetic analysis of the data
  • Assistance in grant applications