Occasionally, the laboratory director will negotiate with the investigator to reduce the number of requests for expensive or time-consuming assays. Assays which are not available in the routine hospital lab or the CTRC Core Laboratory are generally expected to be paid for by the investigator's individual research funds; although the CTRC Core Laboratory can often help with sample processing. Any shipment of specimens to an off-site laboratory is the sole responsibility of the investigator.
Results from routine assays completed in the hospital laboratory are available through Clinical Workstation. Results from assays performed at the CTRC Core Laboratory are available through a server. Tom Yaeger, Director of Research Informatics, will work with the investigator to set up a system that works best for the research project.
Approval of additional assays (and requests for current assays) is based on scientific merit. The investigator must initiate the request to add additional assays by writing a letter to the Laboratory Administrator and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory and Research Committee (SARC). Complex requests may need approval of the full SARC.
All services are provided as fee-for-service resources. Discounted pricing may be available, please contact Karen Morgenthaler at 720-848-6667 for pricing specific to your study.