Frequently Asked Questions about the RBC

Where are you located?
Biological Pharmaceutical Building
789. S. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536-0596

Biopharm building, rooms 059A, 059C, 059E

RBC Room map

Can I order more than one test?
Yes, you can order an entire battery of tests and you can order tests for multiple groups of animals or for an extended project.

Can my animals be transported from another section of DLAR?
Yes. Mice will be housed in BioPharm 043 housing room until behavioral testing is done. This information would be included in your IACUC approval for behavioral testing in the RBC.

How do I get my animals to your facility?
There are several options for transporting your animals to the RBC. DLAR can transport your animals from one facility to another if given a week’s notice; you can bring your animals to the RBC as long as they are contained in an approved cart (should be covered on all four sides); or a member of the RBC can transport your animals from facility to facility if necessary.

Do I have to be a faculty member of the University of Kentucky in order to use the RBC services?
Yes, and you need to have an approved IACUC protocol with the appropriate behavioral tests included within your protocol.

What do I need to do if I am writing an IACUC protocol and I want to do behavioral testing through the RBC?
Contact any of the RBC personnel and they will assist you.

How do I receive my data?   

Original data transfer will take place via a SharePoint link. If you would like to discuss your results in detail, you may schedule a consultation with a member of the RBC or the director if necessary.

How long will my mice be at the RBC?
Your mice will be acclimated for one week before the behavioral testing begins, and then they will remain in the RBC throughout testing. If you have ordered multiple behavioral tests, then your animals could remain in the core for a few weeks while all testing is being completed. You will be notified as soon as testing is complete. Some behavioral tests can be completed in one day, some take up to a week.

Can I have my animals sacrificed by a member of the RBC core or must they be returned to me?
All animals will be returned; the RBC does not offer this service.

What is the best way to contact the RBC?
Email is the best method of contact; please allow up to 24 hours response time.