The Clinical Treatment Unit and the Clinical Trials Processing Laboratory Shared Resource (CTU/CTPLSR) enable investigators at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center to conduct successful phase I and phase II clinical translational research in a methodologically sound, expedient and cost-effective manner.

The CTU/CTPLSR offers the following services:

A CTU Lead Nurse and CTPL Technologist Lead: assigned for every protocol conducted in the CTU/CTPLSR, works closely with Clinical Trial Office (CTO) nurses and coordinators to develop flow sheets for capturing vital signs, dosing and specimen collection time information

Research Specimen and Documentation Collection: provides services regarding dosing and specimen collection times for all patients treated in the CTU

Protocols Review and Consultation: for investigators regarding correlative specimen aspects of protocol study design

Budget Preparation: for correlative research specimen activities

Specimen Collection Kit Storage: for kits received from non-Ohio State sponsors

Collection Kit Preparation and Labeling: for each study visit

Specimen Procurement: in conjunction with multiple clinical units and research staff

Specimen Processing and Storage: according to protocol or laboratory manual

Specimen Preparation: for delivery to local laboratory or shipment to outside laboratories

Specimen Shipment: to appropriate sites

In-Services for Clinical and CTO Staff: regarding correlative research specimen collection and processing requirements

Pre-Study Support Activities: CTU/CTPLSR experts work closely with investigators, CTO staff and research staff to ensure requirements for monitoring, toxicity assessment, laboratory testing and correlative specimen collection, as well as handling, processing, storage and shipping, are well-defined early in the protocol lifecycle.

Study Support Activities: CTU/CTPLSR experts treat and monitor patients on protocols approved by the OSUCCC Clinical Scientific Review Committee. In collaboration with the research nurse/coordinator, the lead CTU nurse provides in-service training for the CTU team. Once the study opens, the research nurse or coordinator works closely with the CTU scheduler and CTU charge nurse to schedule protocol-specified visits.

The CTU offers monitoring and collection of multiple biological specimens at specific, timed intervals after drug administration and provides documentation of the same.

The CTPL procures, processes and stores research specimens collected within the CTU and other ambulatory and inpatient units within The James. 

Instrumentation Equipment

The Clinical Treatment Unit and the Clinical Trials Processing Laboratory Shared Resources (CTU/CTPLSR) enable investigators at the OSUCCC – James to conduct successful phase I and phase II clinical translational research in a methodologically sound, expedient and cost-effective manner.

The CTU/CTPLSR offers access to the following instrumentation and equipment:

  • Eight freezers, four at -20°C and four at -70°C
  • Four refrigerators
  • Eight centrifuges, five refrigerated, three non-refrigerated
  • Microcentrifuge
  • Two biological safety cabinets
  • Labeling program and thermal printer
  • Dry ice for transport or shipping
  • Water baths
    • Rees Centron Environmental Monitoring System for 24/7 monitoring of all CTU/CTPLSR freezers and refrigerators across all locations. The system provides a fully validated, centralized alarm notification and data collection system to monitor equipment and protect translational research specimens.

FY15 Fees

Clinical Trials Processing Laboratory – FY 2015 Fees

Description

Amount

Basis

Specimen - No Processing, No Shipping

$17

Specimen

Specimen – No Processing, Ship on Day of Collection*

$37

Specimen

Specimen – Process (Serum or Plasma), No Shipping

$31

Specimen

Specimen – Process (Serum or Plasma), Batch Ship*

$33

Specimen

Specimen – Process (Serum or Plasma), Ship Day of Collection*

$53

Specimen

PBMC Isolation Using CPT Tubes, No Shipping

$61

Specimen

PBMC Isolation Using CPT Tubes, Batch Ship Frozen*

$64

Specimen

PBMC Isolation Using CPT Tubes, Shipment on Day of Collection*

$80

Specimen

*Includes shipper but DOES NOT include the FedEx or UPS shipping cost

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