Retrovirology and Processing Laboratory
Core Services for Clinical Trials and Basic Research
The University of Rochester
Processing Laboratory is a fee-for-service core resource that supports clinical trials and basic science research, directed by Carrie Dykes, Ph.D.
The laboratory provides technical services including:
Processing of blood and tissue samples for PI-initiated, pharmaceutical, and NIH-funded clinical trials
Shipment of specimens according to study protocols
The laboratory is located in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, but can assist with any clinical trial conducted at the URMC. The laboratory is staffed by 9 full-time trained technicians, a supervisor, assistant director, and director. The laboratory follows Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP) and is externally monitored for GCLP compliance.
We use barcode labeling in connection with a Laboratory Data Management System (LDMS) for inventory control. Learn more about all of our facilities.
For your convenience, take a look at our sample pricing guide. Note that all prices are subject to change.
We're here to help. To request lab services for your clinical trial, or to learn more about the Retrovirology and Processing Laboratory, please contact the Laboratory Associate Director:
For general inquiries, you may call the laboratory's main line:
Do you require other services or further assistance with your clinical trial?
Not sure where to get started?
Maybe you need help with IRB submissions, volunteer recruitment, or you might be looking for clinical staff to conduct your study. A great place to start is to reach out to our partner research unit at URMC, the Rochester Victory Alliance, for a consultation. Contact the Clinic Coordinator:
For more information, or to make an appointment, please contact us at
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