Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) Services

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The Michigan Clinical Research Unit (​MCRU) provides access to a wide variety of clinical research resources including, but not limited to, scheduling, clinical support services, processing labs and more. View the services and pricing below to see how we can assist you with your clinical research needs. 

SERVICES

Scheduling | Rate: $10 per hour
MCRU staff will check in your participant and escort them to a room. The room and included infrastructure (phone and computer) will be available for use. MCRU equipment such as the blood pressure machine and scale will be available for the study team. MCRU staff will also be available to check out the participant at the end of the visit.

This service does not include vital signs or other measurements performed by an MCRU staff person, intravenous catheter placement or specimen collection, documentation of the visit in MiChart beyond check-in and check-out times, laboratory space use or supplies, or clinical supplies. The “scheduling” rate is not intended to be used for overnight stays.

Clinical Support Services | Rate without Laboratory: $60 per hour; Rate with Laboratory: $75 per hour
Gain access to clinical research resources and lab personnel to assist in your study needs. The main CVC location houses the metabolic kitchen, specimen core and processing lab, and an exercise physiology room. This Clinical Support Services offering includes space, support of clinical personnel, and supplies for each visit.

Specimen Core & Processing Lab | Rate: $30 per hour | View MCRU specimen laboratory FAQ.
The MCRU Specimen Processing Laboratory performs basic processing and stabilization for specimens. We allow short-term storage and we ship both domestic and international. A protocol will be required outlining required collections and purpose.

Mobile Clinical Research Team (MCRU2U) | Rate: $90 per hour
MCRU clinical staff trained in research specific clinical competencies will be available to collect blood and urine samples and perform EKGs within the hospital campus. This includes the Taubman Center, CS Mott Children’s Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, Cancer Center, Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital, Rachel Upjohn Building, Burlington Building, Dominos Farms, and East Ann Arbor and West Ann Arbor Medical Campuses. Collected samples will be brought to the MCRU laboratory for processing, shipment or short-term storage in MCRU freezers. Clinical and laboratory supplies are provided. Sample collection and EKGs will be documented by MCRU staff in a MiChart research encounter.

For “community engagement” visits off the Michigan Medicine campus: MCRU clinical staff trained in research-specific clinical competencies will be available to collect blood and urine samples outside the medical campus but within 60 miles of the U-M Hospital. Collected samples will be brought to the MCRU laboratory for processing, shipment or storage for up to three months in MCRU freezers. Clinical and laboratory supplies are provided. Sample collection will be documented by MCRU staff in a MiChart research encounter. This service does not include vitals or other measurements.

Study Team Storage Management | Rate: $50 per month
This service is for Study Teams that require management and storage of their medical supplies used to conduct their research studies in MCRU.

 

Questions?

Contact us | MCRU-Support@med.umich.edu.

MCRU Central Scheduling | Phone: 734-763-7363

Frankel Cardiovascular Center, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.