We strongly suggest you to have your animal protocol approved before you plan to start the in vivo experiment. The approval process could take upto 1.5-2 months. We can help if you don't have experience with writing animal protocols. You also need to get a PTA account to request services on iLab. If you are an external investigator, please contact us for a service agreement and you will need to issue a PO number.
For a typical xenograft study, it takes about 10 days to test the cell line for pathogen and mycoplasma. Cell growth, take rate and tumor growth in vivo vary among cell lines.
For imaging and irradiation service, it depends on the availability of the machine.