Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Core Facilities

Houston Methodist Hospital core facilities provide access to cutting edge research support and technologies for internal and external customers. Methodist members also have access to core facilities at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

Houston Methodist Research Institute is now using iLab, an online system to streamline the process of ordering and billing for core service requests. All facility users are now required to use the iLab system in order to initiate service requests, which requires a one-time registration as discussed below. Once you are registered, the system will enable you to place service requests, provide required approvals, and monitor progress.

Core Facilities at Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX


   - Cyclotron & Radiopharmaceutical cGMP (iLab)
   - Positron Emission Tomography (iLab)
   - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (iLab)
   - Preclinical Imaging (iLab)

To register for an iLab account:
1. Complete the registration form on the sign-up page
2. Receive a welcome email from iLab (typically within one business day) with login credentials.

To request access to the core:
1. Once you have received your log in credentials, navigate to the sign-in page and log in: http://tmhricores.methodisthealth.com
2. You will be taken to your homepage. On the left-hand side, under Core Facilities, click the core’s name you would like to access.
3. Add an additional note, or just click the Send access request button.
You will then be notified once the core manager has given you access to use the core.

To create a Service Request:
1. Click the (iLab) link next to the core you wish to access.
2. Click the Request Services tab and click on the Request Service button next to the service of interest. Work through the request.
3. You will be asked to complete a form and provide payment information for your request before submitting the request to the core. NOTE: If you are an internal user and you do not have access to any funds, please contact your PI and/or Department Administers and Financial Managers, so they can assign you the correct MARS charge numbers.
4. Your request will be pending review by the core. The core will add charges and submit it back to you for approval. Make sure to watch for an email from iLab regarding your updated project.

Additional help:
More detailed instructions are available in the customer manual. For any questions not addressed in the manual, contact the Methodist IT Help Desk  before contacting support@ilabsolutions.com.

Access core facilities at Weill Cornell Medical College.