• Facilities

    The CTRC offers investigators a number of facilities and laboratories to use for their investigations:

    Main Campus CTRC

    The CTRC is a part of the Schubert Research Clinic in the Clinical Sciences Pavilion, Floor 1.

    Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) Satellite Facility

    The VA Medical Center CTRC satellite facility is a unit for adult subjects with two inpatient rooms able to support cardiac monitoring, five outpatient rooms and three procedure rooms. The facility has an onsite processing lab with sample storage, as well as a local clinical lab. Staff are Certified Clinical Research Coordinators and IATA certified. It is  on the fourth floor of the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, three blocks from the Cincinnati Children’s main campus. The outpatient facility operates 6:30 am-4:30 pm (later if needed) Monday through Friday. This facility also offers inpatient and sleep study facilities by arrangement.

    Core Laboratories

    The CTRC Core Laboratories provide diverse facilities for investigators:

    The 1,000-square-foot Biochemistry Core Laboratory, in Location R, has a staff of four experienced technicians. It houses analytical equipment including 3 automated analyzers (1 general chemistry and 2 immunoassay) sufficient to perform a wide array of assays such as general clinical chemistry, HPLC, RIA, ELISA and IRMA.

    The Sample Processing Laboratory,  on the CTRC outpatient unit, houses a refrigerated centrifuge, a room temperature centrifuge, and short-term storage at temperatures of 4ºC, -20ºC and -80ºC. The lab also offers a YSI glucose analyzer for rapid bedside testing. Processing is available 24 hours a day by arrangement. with the Cincinnati Children's main hospital laboratory providing off-hours processing. This service must be set up at study start up.

    Metabolic Kitchen

    The Bionutrition Core maintains research equipment and the metabolic kitchen near the Schubert Research Clinic. The metabolic kitchen is available for careful preparation of food for ongoing feeding studies and limited preparation and measurement of study specific foods and small meals for outpatient visits.

    DXA Facilities

    The Body Composition Core is located in the Schubert Research Clinic, and provides instrumentation for imaging techniques. We have two dual beam X-ray densitometers  and a peripheral quantitative computerized tomography densitometer (pQCT) system. We also perform other techniques for body composition assessment, including bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), skinfold thicknesses, and circumference measurements.