- Preferential pricing for all investigators
- Financial support for junior investigators (assistant professor and below)
- Advice on sample collection and processing
|Laboratory assay consulting, new assay development, and subsidized research tests.||HCCRC Lab Services|
The Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center sites (Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital) have dedicated laboratory space and specialized personnel to assist investigators with specimen collection and sample processing. Specimen collection may include: blood, saliva, urine, and other types of specimens. In addition, the CRC is able to perform specialized processing for studies where the assays are run in the investigator's lab, another contract lab, or a research core.
All investigators at BCH, BIDMC, BWH, and MGH receive a significant discount for our laboratory assays, which are provided by LabCorp. These assays include the most commonly ordered routine testing and access to the full LabCorp menu. Preferential pricing on laboratory assays are for those investigators whose studies are approved through the HCCRC Protocol Review System.
By way of a Voucher Program, we are also able to extend preferential pricing from LabCorp to Junior Investigators or other allied health professionals who are principal investigators.
For junior faculty, we will continue to provide ancillary support for laboratory tests through April 30, 2017, in the following ways:
To access these ancillary support funds, investigators must have an approved protocol and choose to process their assays at the laboratory indicated per the laboratory support flow chart below.
If you have questions, please contact the clinical research center administrator at your institution.
LabCorp offers centralized laboratory analysis of a wide array of routine analytes in real time. Results are available within 24 hours from sample pickup. If results are needed sooner to allow the research to proceed, the investigator may use their hospital lab for analysis. Please note that tests that need to be billed to insurer can only be sent to the local hospital lab.
For questions regarding LabCorp routine assays, please contact your site administrator.
Have you used the services of the HCCRC? Remember to cite Harvard Catalyst in your publications and posters.