Services & Capabilities

In addition to housing a center and several labs, the HCRF also serves as a Human Clinical Core facility that can use to support their research by reserving space to independently collect data, have HCRF staff collect data for their independent projects on a fee for service basis, or collaborate with researchers housed in the HCRF.  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.

Study Planning

IRB Preparation
Project Initiation
Project Management

Participant Recruitment

Entrance Criteria Assessment
General Physician Exam
Psychological Assessment (hourly)
General Vision Assessment
Ocular Assessment
General Hearing Assessment
Tendon Reflex Assessment

Clinical Assessments

Height / Weight / BMI / HR / BP Bioelectrical Impedance (BIA)
Skinfold Body Composition
Body Composition and Bone Density Assessment (DEXA)
Body Surface Area Analysis (Aerospace Engineering Lab)
MRI/QCT Assessment (TIPS)
Resting Energy Expenditure 
Submaximal Performance Test
Neurotracker Light Test
6-minute walk test
Flexibility Test
Resting 12-lead ECG
ECG Stress Test
Cardiopulmonary Stress Test
Doppler Ultrasound Assessment
Endurance Capacity Test
Gaming Session Performance Test  Anaerobic Capacity Test
Isotonic Strength Assessment
Isokinetic Strength Testing (KinCom)
 Algometer Pain Assessment
Balance assessment
Hemodynamic Tilt / Postoral Control Test
Dietary Record (4-d)
Cognitive Function Assessment / Questionnaires    
Nap Sleep Study
Overnight Sleep Study 

Participant Care, Training & Rehabilitation

Participant Personal Care
Food / Meal Preparation (hourly)
Exercise Training (Monthly)
Personalized Exercise Rehabilitation (hourly)

Sample Collection, Handling, Storage

Phlebotomy Venipuncture
Phlebotomy (Finger Stick)
Urine Collection
Saliva Collection
Feces Collection & Processing
Qualitative Urine Analysis
Muscle Biopsy (including cleaning of equipment)
Fat Biopsy (including cleaning of equipment)
Sample Handling & Preparation
Sample Storage (Freezers)

Sample Analysis

Analytic Chemistry Analysis (hourly)
CBC w/Differential Panel
Serum Panel (Full Comprehensive)
Serum Panel (Glucose, & Lipid Panel or HbA1c)
Serum Panel (Enzyme Panel)
Finger Stick (Glucose)
Finger Stick (Lactate)
Hormone Analysis (e.g., ELISA or EIA) – Low-Cost Kit
Hormone Analysis (e.g., ELISA or EIA) – Average Kit Cost
Hormone Analysis (e.g., ELISA or EIA) – High-Cost Kit
Platelet Aggregation Analysis
Vitamin or Mineral Analysis (Outsourced)
Flow Cytometry Immune Analysis (Outsourced)
Amino Acid Analysis (Outsourced)

Study Management and Analysis

Record Storage
Data Entry / Analysis
Off-site Participant Monitoring
Study Management

Facility Use

Clinical Room Rental (hourly)