Do you have questions about best practices for research sample collection, processing, storage and analysis?

If you’re wondering “what sample types should I collect” or “who will analyze my samples”, look no further than the DCRU Laboratory at University Hospitals, part of the Clinical Research Center under the direction of Dr. Grace McComsey. Schedule a free consultation with our staff to gather information about your research study to determine a sample collection and analysis plan. The DCRU analytical lab provides all of the services listed below:

  •  Sample analysis by ELISA
    • Analysis on a variety of sample types
    • A variety of analytes available
  • Free study start-up consultation
  • DNA extractions
  • PBMC isolation
  • Sample Processing
  • Sample aliquoting to reduce freeze-thaw cycles
  • Long term sample storage and tracking in 24/7 monitored -70° freezers

All services are offered at reasonable fees. We have recently decreased our analytical supply costs by 40 discount on analytical labor costs for repeat customers.

The DCRU lab’s commitment to quality is evidenced by careful planning of analyses to protect sample integrity, analysis of quality controls with every assay and a rigorous quality check of every assay before results are released.

The DCRU also provides research-trained nurses, bionutritionists and informatics specialists to support clinical trials in a culturally sensitive, welcoming clinical research unit.

Schedule your free consultation with us by calling 216-844-1369 or by emailing Sarah Scott at