CTRU Budget

The Clinical and Translational Research Services Unit (CTRU) is part of Spectrum (Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education), a multidisciplinary organizational center, partially supported by the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). 

CTRU provides the Stanford community with research focused, ambulatory care and laboratory services to adult and pediatric study subjects:
-bedside nursing
-dietary services
-laboratory specimen processing services

CTRU works closely with the Stanford Biobank for long term specimen storage.

Many clinical research teams use the CTRU facility because it can meet the protocol lab and nursing care requirements (i.e. defined blood draw time windows) that may not be feasible within a standard hospital setting.

NOTE: The CTRU is not an accredited clinical care center. It does not provide Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified laboratory tests nor does it provide standard of care services. There are very useful Reference Documents available on how to use CTRU clinical and Laboratory services.

Location of primary research clinic is walking distance to Stanford Hospital and Clinics and LPCH: 800 Welch Road, Palo Alto

Phlebotomy Research Facilities:
800 Welch Road, Palo Alto
1070 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto
430 Broadway, Redwood City