Clinical Laboratory Services UR Medicine Labs

For Researchers

At UR Medicine Labs, we know that researchers come in many varieties. We are committed to meeting your individual needs. If you are writing a grant or looking to become a site for an approved study, our new "Researcher Biospecimen Planning Tool" may be useful in helping you determine if you need UR Medicine Lab services. Download Researcher Biospecimen Planning Tool. If you decide that you do need our services, you can find our most-commonly-requested services listed below. Our most-commonly-requested services are listed below. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, please contact us at or call UR Medicine Labs at (585) 350-2670 to speak to a project manager.

I need pricing for lab tests.

We can provide quotes for both clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology testing and diagnostic services. Do you have a tight budget? Let us know. We can help you to get the most from your funding. The staff at UR Medicine Labs looks for opportunities to reduce costs by finding the most economical methods for your study. Download research test price quote form. Please e-mail completed forms to

I need to set up lab testing for my research study.

Our project managers will design a plan to meet your specific needs. Set-up includes testing guidelines, custom requisitions, billing procedures, report handling, point-of-care testing considerations, specimen storage, and any special requirements of your study. Have a complex project? Not quite sure how to request what you want? We will be glad to meet with you to review the details of your project and help find the solution that best fits your needs. Download our study set-up request form. Please e-mail completed forms

I need human tissue for my research study.

We work closely with RSRB to ensure proper handling and consenting for human tissue resources. We consider requests for fresh tissue, banked tissue, or archived tissue blocks and slides. Please note that patient consent is generally necessary for use of fresh tissue. Download our request for human tissue form. Please submit completed forms to Tiffany Gommel, Director, RSRB, Box CU420315.

I need histology services for my research study.

UR Medicine Labs offers a complete range of histology services including grossing, tissue processing, embedding, unstained and stained slides (H&E and special stains), punch cores, whole mounts, microtube thick sectioning, immunocytochemical staining, immunofluorescent and in situ hybridization, neuromuscular morphometric analysis, and tissue microarray construction. Our project managers can provide pricing information and set up meetings for you with lab personnel to discuss your specific needs. Call UR Medicine Labs at (585) 350-2670 to speak to a project manager.

I need phlebotomy services for my research study.

Studies conducted in the Rochester, NY area may arrange for specimen collection at our numerous patient service centers. Our project managers can provide information on pricing, custom requisitions, and specimen delivery. Call UR Medicine Labs at (585) 350-2670 to speak to a project manager.

I need analysis of animal specimens or tissue.

The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine provides veterinary consultation and assistance with experimental design, specimen and tissue collection, and submission of animal specimens for diagnostic testing. We can work with them to help you meet your specific testing needs. Call UR Medicine Labs at (585) 350-2670 to speak to a project manager.

I need expert advice in selecting the most appropriate laboratory services for my study.

Our forty faculty include pathologists, clinical laboratory scientists; and basic, translational, and clinical researchers in many subspecialty areas. We can put you in touch with someone with expertise regarding choice and utilization of tests for your study. Call UR Medicine Labs at (585) 350-2670 to speak to a project manager.

I need a central laboratory to support an institutional or multi-center clinical trial.

Our Central Labs offer a complete range of services including consultation in protocol development and test selection, project management, supply chain and logistics, specimen storage, and data management. Visit our Central Labs web pages for complete information.

Related Links for Researchers

Core facilities include traditional Pathology services such as:

Electron Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, and Flow Cytometry

Research Subjects Review Board

Special Stains Manual – Developed by Charles Churukian at the UR Medicine Labs

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