Human Clinical Research Facility

In addition to housing a center and several labs, the HCRF also serves as a Human Clinical Core facility that can collect data for faculty members on a fee for service basis.  The following shows some of the base services offered.  Faculty needing services not listed can contact Dr. Kreider to discuss the feasibility and costs of adding other services. 

Services

  • Exercise and Rehabilitation Training Facilities
  • Large Conference Room / Lecture Area
  • Offices for faculty, staff, and research assistants
  • Data Storage Area
  • 12 Bed Facility for Overnight Research Studies
  • Metabolic Kitchen
  • Rehabilitation area
  • DEXA and Resting Energy Expenditure Rooms
  • Medical Exam & Procedure Rooms
  • Comprehensive Wet Lab Facilities

Clinical Population Services

  • Phlebotomy Venipuncture
  • Indwelling Catheter
  • Hourly Blood Collection from IV Catheter
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Nursing Supervision
  • Height / Weight/BMI
  • Resting Cardiovascular Hemodynamics and Respiration
  • Body Composition and Bone Density Assessment (DEXA)
  • Lung function
  • Handgrip
  • Resting Energy Expenditure
  • Isokinetic Strength Testing (KinCom)
  • Gait Analysis
  • Dietary recall (24h)
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • 6 Minute Walk Test
  • Balance Assessment
  • Exercise Rehabilitation (Group Rehab Sessions/month)

Clinical Population Recruitment

  • Recruitment for Clinical Study – chronic diseases
  • Recruitment for Clinical Study – Healthy
  • Screening for Clinical Study

Healthy Population Services

  • Recruitment – Apparently Healthy
  • Entrance Criteria – Apparently Healthy
  • Phlebotomy Venipuncture
  • Phlebotomy (Finger Stick)
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Fat Biopsy
  • Urine Assessment
  • Saliva Assessment
  • Height / Weight / BMI
  • Bioelectrical Impedance (BIA)
  • Skinfold Body Composition
  • Body Composition and Bone Density Assessment (DEXA)
  • Resting Energy Expenditure
  • Submaximal Exercise Test
  • Flexibility Test
  • ECG Stress Tests
  • Cardiopulmonary Stress Test
  • Endurance Capacity Test
  • Anaerobic Capacity Test
  • Isotonic Strength Assessment
  • Isokinetic Strength Testing (KinCom)
  • Algometer Pain Assessment
  • Dietary Record (4-d)
  • Cognitive Function / Psychological Inventory Assessment
  • Exercise Training (3 sessions per month/group training sessions/hours)

General Analyses / Services

  • CBC w/Differential Panel
  • Comprehensive Serum Panel (Enzyme Panel)
  • Comprehensive Serum Panel (Full Comprehensive)
  • Comprehensive Serum Panel (Glucose & Lipid Panel)
  • Hormone Analysis (e.g., ELISA or EIA) – Average Kit Cost
  • Hormone Analysis (e.g., ELISA or EIA) – High Cost Kit
  • Hormone Analysis (e.g., ELISA or EIA) – Low Cost Kit
  • Amino Acid Analysis (Outside Lab)
  • Sample Handling & Preparation
  • Sample Storage (Freezers)

General Services

  • IRB Preparation (Apparently Healthy Study Population)
  • IRB Preparation (Clinical Population Study)
  • Record Storage
  • Scheduling
  • Data Entry / Analysis
  • Study Management
  • Nursing Consultation
  • Off-site Particicipant Monitoring / Data Collection
  • Data & Safety Monitoring (per hour)
  • Consulting (per hour)
  • Study/Exam Room or Training Facility Access (per hour)