The Houston Methodist Research Institute Platelet Services Core promotes and supports clinical research operations in our community hospital settings with phlebotomy, processing and shipping services for clinical trials.
The facility supports a broad spectrum of clinical trials including oncology, cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, endocrinology with submission of general safety lab tests, pre- and post-dose PK samples, pharmacogenetic samples, biomarkers and platelet-related PD testing via aggregometry.
In addition, the core provides sample handling, from flash freezing and separation of cell supernatants to recovery of its substrate. The Platelet Core is also certified to ship samples on dry ice, refrigerated or in an ambient state according to International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations.
For more information, please contact:
Director: Neal Kleiman, M.D.
Contact: Timothy R. DeLaO
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