Clinical Services Core

Rich Brotherton
CTRU Nurse Manager

Multi-Disciplinary Research Care

The CTRU nurses and medical assistants are experts in supporting modern, complex clinical trials. The state-of-the-art facilties allows Stanford Medicine faculty to leverage the highest quality of care for their research participants.

Ambulatory Care Research Facility:

  • 16 x Patient Bays
    4 x Hospital Beds
    3 x Pediatric Study Rooms
    Exercise / Exam Room
    Consultation Rooms
    Isolation Rooms
    Observation Room
    Dietary Research Kitchen
    2 x Rooms for Sleep Studies


Phlebotomy Services Core

Biospecimen Collections

Our phlebotomy team specializes in diverse specimen collections, including complex blood draws, urine, saliva, stool, and much more. We work with pediatric and adult research subjects, and can collect samples for CLIA testing.

Phlebotomy Research Facility:

  • 6 x Chairs @ Welch Rd
    2 x Chairs @ 1070 Arastradero
    1 x Chair @ RWC campus

Laboratory Services Core

Amrita Herkal
CTRU Lab Services Manager

Advanced Specimen Processing

CTRU has laboratory staff proficient in standardized specimen processing and handling related to advanced protocols isolating various blood and tissue by-products. Full chain-of-custody infrastructure ensures samples are managed and distributed accurately and timely.

Laboratory Research Facility:

  • Rapid and Advanced BSL2 laboratories
        Biosafety Cabinets
        Refrigerated Centrifuges
  • Research-grade diagnostic tests
        Horiba CBC with DIFF, CRP, and HCT
        Nova Clinical Chemistry, Glucose, Hgb
        Siemen’s Hemoglobin A1C
  • Short-term sample management
        -80C Freezers
        Liquid Nitrogen Freezers
  • Long-term sample management with
    Stanford Biobank