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Clinical Trials Processing Laboratory

Fee-for-Service Laboratory Support for Clinical Trials

The Clinical Trials Processing Laboratory (CTPL) has 25 years of experience in providing laboratory support to investigator-initiated clinical trials. The CTPL 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:

Our Staff

Our laboratory is staffed by 5 full-time trained technicians, a supervisor, and director. With more than 20 years of molecular biology research experience, we are proficient in preparing a variety of derivatives from a wide range of human or animal blood and tissues.

Policy Compliance and Certification

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 International Air Transport Association (IATA) 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.

Our Pricing

Please use our form to request a quote for processing.

For More Information

If there are any other laboratory services besides specimen processing that you might need, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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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:
Catherine Bunce
(585) 275-5744