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.


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 Gluclose Monitoring

Nursing Supervision

Height / Weight/BMI

Resting Cardiovascular Hemodynamics and Respiration

Body Composition and Bone Density Assessment (DEXA)

Lung function


Restig 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 Cinical Study – chronic diseases

Recruitment for Clinical Study – Healthy

Screening for Clinical Sudy

Healthy Population Services:

Recruitment – Apparently Healthy

Entrance Criteria – Apparentaly Healthy

Phlebotomy Venipuncture

Phlebotomy (Finger Stick)

Muscle Biopsy

Fat Biopsy

Urine Assessment

Saliva Assessment

Height / Weight / BMI

Bioeletrical Impedance (BIA)

Skinfold Body Composition

Body Composition and Bone Density Assessment (DEXA)

Resting Energy Expenditure

Submaximal Exercise Test

Felxibility 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 Oanel

Comprehensive Serum Panel (Enzyme Panel)

Comprehensive Serum Panel (Full Comprehensive)

Comprehensive Serum Panel (Cluclose & Lipid Panel)

Hormone Analysis (e.g., ELISA or EIA) – Average Kit Cost

Hormone Analysis (e.g., ELISA or EIA) – High Kit Cost

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 StudyPopulation)

IRB Preparation (Clinical Population Study)

Record Storage


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)