Clinical Trials Processing Laboratory
Fee-for-Service Laboratory Support for Clinical Trials
The University of Rochester Clinical Trials Processing Laboratory (URCTPL) has 25 years of experience in providing laboratory support to investigator-initiated clinical trials. The URCTPL is a fee-for-service core resource that supports human clinical trials and basic science research conducted within the University of Rochester.
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 staffed by 4 full-time trained technicians, a supervisor, assistant director, and director. The laboratory staff is proficient in preparing a variety of derivatives from a wide range of human or animal blood and tissues.
The lab follows Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP) and is therefore compliant with FDA auditing requirements and other governmental regulators. All specimens follow a strict chain of custody including electronic tracking using laboratory data management software, which includes barcoding all samples.
The lab is certified to ship biological specimens both domestically and internationally using any courier (e.g. Fed Ex, UPS). The lab is also experienced in working with many pharmaceutical companies (e.g. Merck, Bavarian Nordic, GSK) and commercial testing labs (e.g. Quest, Covance, Esoterix, Lab Corp). The lab carries out quality assurance procedures to ensure top-quality specimens.
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For your convenience, take a look at our samplepricing guide.
Note that all prices are subject to change.
The laboratory staff has more than 20 years of molecular biology research experience. If there are any other laboratory services besides specimen processing that you might need, please don't hesitate to
We're here to help. To request lab services for your clinical trial, or to learn more about the URCTPL, 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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