RIM: Research and Research Education

Laboratory Services

The UM-CTRS laboratory serves the needs of investigators involved in UM-CTRS clinical protocols by providing routine sample collection, processing, storage, and shipment. The laboratory maintains a sample processing facility within close proximity to the exam rooms, aiding in rapid specimen processing.

The UM-CTRS offers the following laboratory services:

  • Blood processing (centrifuge and aliquot)
  • Blood, slide preparation
  • Urine collection and processing (i.e., spot, clean catch, 24 hour, urinalysis, urine pregnancy test, etc.)
  • Saliva collection and processing
  • Specimen storage (refrigerator, -20°C freezer, and -80°C freezer)
  • Specimen shipment (ambient or frozen)
  • Specimen storage (short term)

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