Services and Capabilities

Services

  • Project Initiation / Review
  • IRB Submission Assistance
  • Participant Recruitment, Familiarization, Scheduling, and Enrollment
  • Use large database of previously recruited subjects with diseases like COPD, CHF, Cancer, ASD, MCI and healthy subjects between 20 and 95 years old
  • Entrance Criteria Exam by medical screening the subjects
  • Phlebotomy
  • IV solution infusions
  • Clinical Chemistry Analysis
  • LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS Analysis
  • Biobank with 15 years of samples of human studies that received stable isotope solutions
  • Muscle and Fat Biopsies
  • 24-hour Nursing Supervision
  • Data Entry / Management
  • Data Storage
  • Clinical Trial Consulting

Capabilities

  • Height / Weight
  • Skinfold Body Composition
  • Bioelectrical Impedance (BIA)
  • Body Composition and Bone Density Assessment (DEXA)
  • Lung function
  • Resting Energy Expenditure
  • ECG Stress Test
  • Cardiopulmonary / ECG Stress Test
  • Endurance Time to Exhaustion Test
  • Isotonic Strength Testing
  • Isokinetic Strength Testing
  • Anaerobic Capacity Testing
  • Gait Analysis
  • Dietary intake analysis (4-day)
  • Cognitive testing
  • Psychosocial Analysis

Stable isotope tracer studies to measure metabolism using stable tracers of amino acids, fatty acids, and carbohydrates.

  • Anabolic response to food
  • Digestion and absorption of nutrients
  • Protein synthesis/breakdown
  • Tissue (muscle, fat) protein and fatty synthesis
  • Metabolic kinetic phenotyping using a 20 stable tracer mixture intravenous pulse