Management and Facilities

See below for details about our core services, manager contacts, and facility details.

Laboratory Services Core

Advanced Specimen Processing

CTRU laboratory staff are proficient in standardized specimen processing and handling for isolating various blood and specimen by-products. We also have extensive experience with processing COVID-19 study biospecimens, complex tissue processing, and cell isolations. The laboratory is able to perform some customized processing, for example ELISAs, quick kit tests, and nucleic acid extractions. We follow best practices for sample storage with full chain-of-custody infrastructure, ensuring samples are managed and distributed correctly, because “every subject, every sample, matters.”

Laboratory Research Facility:

  • Rapid and Advanced BSL2 and BLS2+ 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
  • Research Courier Services: sample pickup and delivery to selected locations
  • Short-term sample management
    • -80C Freezers
    • Liquid Nitrogen Freezers
  • Long-term sample management with Stanford Biobank

Manager Contact

Amrita Herkal
Interim Associate Director
CTRU Lab Services Manager


Clinical Services Core

Multi-Disciplinary Research Care

The CTRU nurses and medical assistants are experts in supporting modern, complex clinical trials. The state-of-the-art facilities allow 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

Manager Contact

Rich Brotherton
Interim Associate Director
CTRU Nurse Manager

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

Manager Contact

Rich Brotherton
Interim Associate Director
CTRU Nurse Manager