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Participant & Clinical Interactions

Participant & Clinical Interactions

The Participant and Clinical Interactions program, commonly known as the TRUs (Translational Research Units), provides a coordinated structure to support collaborative multi- and inter-disciplinary Clinical and Translational research at MCW, its partner institutions, and in the community.

The program has transformed existing hospital-based clinical research resources of adult medicine at Froedtert Hospital (A-TRU), pediatric and adolescent medicine at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (P-TRU) and geriatric medicine at the Zablocki VA Medical Center (V-TRU) to support translational research, adding specialized and dedicated units and integrating these hospital-based units with underrepresented and minority clinics in the community (the Community TRU and the Mobile TRU). The goal of the PCIR is to continue these efforts in establishing and furthering comprehensive and seamless support for collaborative research across institutions and hospitals in Southeast Wisconsin.

Goals

Goals

The goal of the TRUs is to provide clinical research infrastructure for medical scientists who conduct patient-oriented research. The TRUs can be used by investigators who are supported by the NIH or other peer-reviewed research funding agencies, or who have local support. Utilizing a cost-share model, all services provided are at a sharply reduced fee.

  • Transform the existing and new hospital-based clinical research resources to provide coordinated support for translational research through specialized dedicated but integrated units
  • Integrate the hospital-based TRUs with the community-based TRUs to enhance representation of underrepresented minorities in translational research
  • Expand services and locations of translational research support

Services

Services

  • Nursing support and dedicated nursing time
  • Study coordination
  • Use of exam rooms and equipment
  • Laboratory sample preparation and processing
  • Data management and consultations
  • …and more.

Services vary by location. Please see individual TRUs for more information.

Fees - TRU Clinical Services

Fees – TRU Clinical Services

TRU Clinical Services

  • Inpatient / Campus Clinical Services
  • Dedicated 1:1 / Staff:Participant
  • Protocol execution as described in Letter of Agreement
  • Check-in and room use
  • Snacks and meals for use over two hours
  • Clinical equipment & supplies – usual and customary
  • Clinical staff – basic or complex services as defined in the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act and MCW job descriptions for Registered Nurse and/or Medical Assistant II, and Laboratory Technician
  • When applicable, mileage is invoiced at the current IRS rate

Hourly rates are invoiced at 15 minute increments

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Non-profit

$40/hour

For Profit

$60/hour

After hours and weekends

Non-profit

$60/hour

For Profit

$60/hour

One-Time Protocol Start-up Fees

  • Document Review (protocol; IRB; eBridge; consent; etc.)
  • Coordination (meetings; communications; etc.)
  • Administration (cost estimate; Letter of Agreement)

One time fee (rate will depend on the complexity of the protocol)

Non-profit

$350

For Profit

$500

Protocol Set-up (all protocols)

  • Clinical Flowsheet creation and PI verification
  • Staff orientation and education
  • Site selection visits
  • Equipment certifications
  • Tour of facilities
  • REDCap project setup

Hourly rates are invoiced at 15 minute increments

Non-profit

$40/hour

For Profit

$60/hour

Community Nursing

  • Clinical/lab equipment & supplies (usual and customary)
  • Scope of services to be determined upon review of project

Hourly rates are invoiced at 15 minute increments

Non-profit

$40/hour

For Profit

$60/hour

TRU Scheduling Fee

  • Participant Coordination (scheduling; check-in; etc.)
  • Room use and set-up
  • Clinical equipment & supplies (usual and customary)

Non-profit

$10/visit

For Profit

$20/visit

EKG (uninterpreted)

  • Applicable when only as stand-alone procedure: if part of larger visit, will be charged hourly under ‘clinical services’

Non-profit

$20 flat fee

For Profit

$40 flat fee

Lab Access Only (24/7)

  • Only when using lab exclusively; not associated with a clinic visit
  • Access and use of centrifuge and other routine equipment
  • Access and use of Refrigerator, -20 Freezer, -80 Freezer (not banking or long-term storage)
  • Usual and customary lab supplies

Non-Profit

$5/use

For Profit

$10/use

Phlebotomy

  • Applicable when only as stand-alone procedure: if part of larger visit, will be charged hourly under ‘clinical services’

Non-profit

$15 flat fee

For Profit

$30 flat fee

Sample Storage

  • Storage in -80 freezer, -20 freezer, or refrigerator
  • Banking and long term storage
  • Price includes up to 50 boxes

Non-profit

$100/year

For Profit

$200/year

Sample Storage Inventory

  • Logging of samples
  • Boxing
  • Inventory management
  • Shipping

Hourly rates are invoiced at 15 minute increments

Non-profit

$40/hour

For Profit

$60/hour

Fees - Bionutrition Services

Fees – Bionutrition Services

General Bionutrition Clinical Services

  • Participant Coordination (scheduling, check-in)
  • Room use and set-up
  • Snacks and meals for use over two hours
  • Clinical/lab equipment & supplies (usual and customary)

Hourly rates invoiced at 15 minute increments; mileage invoiced at current IRS rate, when applicable.

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Non-Profit

$40/hour

For Profit

$60/hour

After hours and weekends

Non-Profit

$60/hour

For Profit

$60/hour

Protocol Start-up

  • Document review (protocol; IRB; eBridge; consent; etc.)
  • Coordination (meetings; communications; etc.)
  • Administration (cost estimate; Letter of Agreement)

Non-Profit

$350

For Profit

$500

Protocol Set-up (all protocols)

  • Clinical flowsheet creation and PI verification
  • Staff orientation and education
  • Site selection visits
  • Equipment certifications
  • Tour of facilities
  • REDCap project setup

Non-Profit

$40/hour

For Profit

$60/hour

Other Services

Non-Profit

$40/hour

For Profit

$60/hour

Rates are for all services below (except where indicated)

Anthropometrics

  • Height; weight; waist; hip; thigh
  • Multiple site measurements
  • Averages
  • BMI
  • Waist to hip ratios calculated
  • Skinfold measurements performed by a skilled technician
  • Population specific equations calculated with references

Data Management

  • Documentation of Bionutrition measurements
  • Exporting and importing data into secure databases (e.g. REDCap)
  • Quality assurance checks of data; submissions; etc.

Dietary Assessment

  • Nutrition Screen: nutritional risk & status evaluation
  • 24 Hour Recall & Food Record Keeping (including food record materials with instructions)
  • Nutrient analysis using NDRS
  • Food Frequency questionnaires

Indirect Calorimetry Analysis (Resting Metabolic Rate)

  • Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) & Respiratory Quotient

Non-Profit

$40

For Profit

$60

Community Testing Rates

$60 first test
$50 repeat test

Lifestyle Counseling

  • Consultation focused on compliance w/dietary protocols, goal setting, social support, stimulus response & self-efficacy improvement approaches

Research Meal Services

  • Research Meal Design
    • Participant consultation and assessment
    • NDSR macronutrient and micronutrient controlled meals and complete menus
    • Menu materials printed
  • Research Meal/Snack Preparation
    • Grocery shopping
    • Food and supply ordering
    • Preparation
    • Portioning
    • Packaging of meals
    • Clean up, etc.
  • Research Meal Food & Supply
    • Cost varies per food cost; ingredients; “to go” packaging (pass through)
  • Research Meal Delivery
    • Cost is for time for delivery plus mileage per current IRS rates

Bioelectric Impedance

  • Total, extracellular, intercellular body water measurement, lean mass, and percent fat body measurement

Hourly rate invoiced at 15 minute increments

Non-Profit

$25/hour

For Profit

$50/hour

DXA Scans

  • Total body composition and/or bone mineral density testing (AP Spine and Dual Femurs)
  • Female participants may require a pregnancy test at the following costs:
    • $5 / Non-Profit
    • $10 / For Profit

Technician fee

Hourly rate invoiced at 15 minute increments

Non-Profit

$40/hour

For Profit

$60/hour

Scan fee

Community

$120 first scan
$80 repeat scan

TRU Facility Use

  • Participant Coordination (scheduling, check-in)
  • Room use and set-up
  • Clinical/lab equipment & supplies (usual and customary)

Hourly rate invoiced at 15 minute increments

Non-Profit

$10/hour

For Profit

$20/hour

Fees - Lab Services

Fees – Lab Services

Prices are subject to change without notice.
* Internal or External Non-Profit or For-Profit Sponsor
LabServiceCTSI PI Non-Profit Sponsor *CTSI PI For-Profit Sponsor *Description of Services
TRU Point of CareUrine hCG$5$5
  • Per Test per Participant ($43/25)
TRU Point of CareUrine Cotinine$5$5
  • Per Test per Participant ($61/40)
TRU Point of CareUrine Drug Screen$25$25
  • Per Test per Participant ($595/25)

  • Includes: Phencyclidine (PCP), Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Amphetamines, THC, Opiates, Barbiturates, Tricyclic Antidepressants
TRU Point of CareGlucose$5$5
  • Per Test per Participant ($10/50)
TRU Point of CareHgA1C$10$10
  • Per Test per Participant ($310/40)
TRU Point of CareUrine Glucose$5$5
  • Per Test per Participant

  • Urine Dipstick-Range: 0/Tr/100/250/500/1000/2000
TRU Point of CareUrine Protein$5$5
  • Per Test per Participant

  • Urine Dipstick-Range: 0/Tr/30/100/300/2000
TRU Point of CareEKG (UNINTERPRETED and INTERPRETED)Clinical Services Rate per HourClinical Services Rate per Hour
  • Per Test per Participant

  • Interpretation may be billed separately by the MCW Cardiovascular Center
Core Lab25-OH-vitamin D3 (RIA)$48.25
Core Lab25-OH Vitamin D3 (ELISA)$31.05
Core Lab1, 25-Dihydroxy-Vitamin D3 (RIA)$44.00
Core LabACE (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme)$11.00
Core LabACTH IRMA$28.45
Core LabAdiponectin$26.40
Core LabAldosterone$22.80
Core LabAngiotensin II$42.20
Core LabBDNF (Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor)$32.60
Core LabBNP (Brain Natriuretic Peptide)$32.60
Core LabcAMP (Cyclic AMP)$57.00
Core LabCCK (Cholecystokinin)$42.90
Core LabCd40$36.00
Core LabE-Cadherin$36.00
Core LabvE-Cadherin$36.00
Core LabCholesterol$9.30
Core LabCholesterol (HDL & LDL)$13.30
Core LabC-Peptide$23.20
Core LabC-Reactive Protein (hs)$23.30
Core LabCortisol (serum)$24.20
Core LabCSF (G, M, or GM) (Colony-stimulating factor, granulocyte, macrophage)$32.60/each
Core LabDHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate)$14.00
Core LabDNA, fresh blood$22.50
Core LabDNA, frozen blood$33.60
Core LabDNA, buccal (Oragene kits)$40.00
Core LabDNA, buccal (all other)$28.80
Core LabDNA, dilutions$1.20
Core LabEGF (Epidermal growth factor)$32.60
Core LabEndothelin-1$32.60
Core LabeNOS (Endothelial nitric oxide synthase)$32.60
Core LabEstradiol$12.00
Core LabEstrone$33.10
Core LabFerritin$12.00
Core LabFetuin A$32.60
Core LabFGF (Fibroblast growth factor)$32.60
Core LabFree Fatty Acids$17.40
Core LabFSH (Follicular stimulating hormone)$12.00
Core LabGhrelin$26.00
Core LabGLP-1 (7-36) (Glucagon-like peptide, residues 7-36)$18.00
Core LabGlucagon$34.80
Core LabGlucose$5.00
Core LabHGH (Human growth hormone, normal sensitivity)$12.00
Core Labhsp27 (Heat shock protein 27)$33.00
Core LabIGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth factor)$24.00
Core LabIGFBP-3 (IGF Binding protein 3)$40.00
Core LabInsulin$16.00
Core LabInterleukin-6 (Also Interleukin 1a, 1b, 2, 8, 10, 12)31.50/each
Core LabiPTH (Parathyroid hormone, intact)$25.40
Core LabLeptin$16.00
Core LabLipid panel (total cholesterol, HDH chol., calculated LDL chol., triglycerides)$25.60
Core LabLH (Luteinizing hormone)$12.00
Core LabMelatonin$48.00
Core LabMMP or proMMP (Matrix, metalloproteinase, or its proenzyme)$32.60/each
Core LabNpY (Neuropeptide Y)$55.00
Core LabNT-proBNP (N-terminal prohormone of BNP)$66.00
Core LabOsteocalcin$50.20
Core LabOsteopontin$32.60
Core LabPA-1 (Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1)$33.00
Core LabPP (Pancreatic polypeptide)$42.90
Core LabPTH, total (Parathyroid hormone, total)$46.00
Core LabProinsulin$20.00
Core LabProgesterone$12.00
Core LabPYY (Peptide YY)$25.40
Core LabRBP-4 (Retinol-binding protein 4)$42.70
Core LabRelaxin-2$32.60
Core LabRenin, active plasma$28.60
Core LabResistin$32.60
Core LabS100-beta (total)$83.71
Core LabsE-Selectin$32.60
Core LabSerum Amyloid A$32.60
Core LabsICAM-1 (Serum intercellular adhesion molecule 1)$32.60
Core LabsVAM-1 (Serum vascular cell adhesion protein 1)$32.60
Core LabsVEGF (Serum vascular endothelial growth factor)$32.60
Core LabsVEGF receptors$32.60
Core LabSHBG (Sex hormone binding globulin)$20.00
Core LabTestosterone, free$16.60
Core LabTestosterone, total$12.00
Core LabTGF (Alpha or beta) (Transforming growth factor)$32.60/each
Core LabThrombopoietin$32.60
Core LabThrombopoietins 1 or 2$32.60/each
Core LabTNF-alpha (Tumor necrosis factor-alpha)$30.00
Core LabtPA (Tissue plasminogen activator)$32.60
Core LabTRAIL (TNF-related apoptosis-including ligand)$32.60
Core LabTriglycerides$8.70
Core LabTroponin I$20.60
Core LabTSH (Thyroid stimulating hormone, normal sensitivity or high sensitivity)12.00/each
Core LabVasopressin (AVP, or Arginine vasopressin)$50.60
DynacareAdiponectin (ADIPONEC)$230.00
DynacareAldeosterone - Serum (ALDOS)$58.00
DynacareAlkaline Phosphatase (ALKP)$7.50
DynacareAlpha-1 antitrypsin - Total (A1ATT)$18.00
DynacareAlpha Fetoprotein - Tumor Marker (AFP-T)$28.50
DynacareAlanine Aminotransferase (ALT)$7.50
DynacareAmmonia (AMON)$24.80
DynacareApolipoprotein A1 (APOLIP A)$17.20
DynacareApolipoprotein B (APOLIP B)$22.00
DynacareAspartate Aminotransferase (AST)$7.50
DynacareBeta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (bHCG) - Serum$25.60
DynacareBilirubin Total$8.50
DynacareBlood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)$6.70
DynacareBNP (Brain Natriuretic Peptide) (PROBNP)$39.00
DynacareCalcium - Serum (Ca)$5.00
DynacareCalcium - Ionized (Ca ION)$19.50
DynacareCatecholamines (CATECHOL) (Adrenalin, Nor-Adrenalin, Dopamine)$36.00
DynacareCell Count and Differential, Body Fluids (FLD CELCT)$9.40
DynacareComplete Blood Count - includes PLT (CBC)$8.00
DynacareComplete Blood Count includes PLT w/Differential (CBC-D)$11.50
DynacareCholesterol-total (CHOL)$6.50
DynacareCholesterol (HDL)$12.00
DynacareCholesterol- direct (LDL)$14.00
DynacareCortisol (CORT)$23.00
DynacareC-Peptide (CPEP)$8.90
DynacareC-Reactive Protein (CRP)$18.50
DynacareC-Reactive Protein - High Sensitivity (CRP - HS)$20.00
DynacareCreatinine (CREAT)$5.00
DynacareCreatinine Kinase (CK)$9.50
DynacareCST-Cell Count w/Differential$9.40
DynacareDehydroepi-androsterone, SO4 (DHEA SO4)$37.80
DynacareElectrolytes (LTYES) (Bicarbonate (HCO3), Sodium (Na), Potassium (K), Chloride (Cl))$10.00
DynacareEstradiol$40.00
DynacareEstroneSend Out
DynacareFatty Acid - Free (Non-Esterified) (FFA)Send Out
DynacareFolate$25.00
DynacareFollicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)$31.60
DynacareGamma-glutamyl trans-peptidase (Gtt)$12.25
DynacareGlucose - Serum (GLUC)$5.00
DynacareGlucagon$36.00
DynacareHemoglobin A1C (GLYCOHEM)$14.00
DynacareHematocrit (HCT)$3.50
DynacareHemoglobin (HGB)$3.50
DynacareHemoglobinopathy without Interpretation (ordered as "Sickle Clinic" under "Other Tests" on requisition form)$125.00
DynacareHepatic Function Panel (HEPFUN) (ALT, Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, AST, Bilirubin Total, Bilirubin Direct, Total Protein)$10.00
DynacareHomocysteine (HOMOCYSTEI)$28.70
DynacareInsulin$17.00
DynacareInterleukin-6 (IL 6)$90.00
DynacareInterleukin-10 (IL 10)$120.00
DynacareLactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)$10.30
DynacareLactic Acid (LACT ACID)$18.10
DynacareLeptinSend Out
DynacareLevetiracetam (KEPPRA)$60.00
DynacareLipid Panel (Lipid PN)(total cholesterol, HDL chol., calculated LDL chol., triglycerides)$10.00
DynacareLipoprotein (a) (LPA)$18.50
DynacareLipoprotein Associated Phospholipase (LPPLA)$94.00
DynacareMetabolic Panel - Basic (BC MET) (Creatinine, Bicarb, Chloride, BUN, Potasium (K), Sodium (Na), Glucose, Calcium)$15.00
DynacareMetabolic Panel - Comprehensive (CMMET) (BUN (blood urea nitrogen), Creatinine, Glucose, Sodium, Potassium, Cloride, Carbon Dioxide, Calcium)$15.00
DynacareMelatonin$275.00
DynacareMagnesium (MG)$9.50
DynacareMethylmalonicacid (MMA)$74.30
DynacareParathyroid Hormone - Intact (INTACT PTH)$10.00
DynacarePartial Thromboplastin Time (PTT)$10.20
DynacarePhosphorus (PHOS)$5.00
DynacareRenin Activity (PRA)$31.50
DynacarePotassium (K)$5.00
DynacareProinsulin (PROINS)Send Out
DynacareProgesterone (PROGES)$31.60
DynacareProtime (INR "PT")$6.00
DynacareRapid Plasma Reagin for Syphilis (RPR)$6.50
DynacareRenal Function Panel (RENAL AMA) (Albumin, Calcium, Carbon Dioxide (Bicarbonate), Chloride, Creatinine, Glucose, Phosphorus Inorganic (Phosphate), Potassium, Sodium, and Urea Nitrogen)$12.50
DynacareReticulocyte Count$6.90
DynacareSex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)Send Out
DynacareSickle Clinic$125.00
DynacareSodium - serum$5.00
DynacareTestosterone, free (TESTOS FRE)Send Out
DynacareTestosterone, total (TESTOS)$42.80
DynacareThyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)$24.00
DynacareVitamin B12 (VITB12)$21.50
DynacareVitamin D 25OH (VITD25OH)$40.00
DynacareZinc (ZN)$40.00
DynacareDrug Panel - Urine (U DRG PN) (Phenothiazine, Amphetamine/Metamphetamine, Barbituates, Benzodiazepine, Cannabinoids/Marijuana/THC, Cocaine, Opiates, Phencyclidine/PCP)$25.00
DynacareDrug Screen - Urine (U10DRG PN) - 10 drugs (Amphetamines, Cannabinoids/Marijuana/THC, Cocaine (Benzolecgonine), Phencyclidine, Opiates, Barbituates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Propoxyphene, Methaqualone)$209.00
DynacareLytes - Urine - Random (U Lytes R)$24.50
DynacareCalcium - Urine - Random (U CA R)$10.20
DynacareChloride - Urine (U Cl R)$8.60
DynacareCreatinine - Urine (U CREAT R)$5.00
DynacareSodium - Urine (U Na R)$8.60
DynacarePhosphorus - Urine (U PHOS R)$8.80
DynacarePotassium 0 Urine (U K R)$7.30
DynacareUrinalysis w/o microscopic (UADIP, "Urine Dipstick") (PH, Protein, Glucose, Ketone, Occult Blood, Bilirubin, Urobilinogen, Nitrite, Leukocyte Esterase)$3.50
DynacareZinc - Urine (U ZN QT)$40.00
TRU Terms & Attestations

TRU Terms & Attestations

Terms

  • The TRU requires a fully signed Letter of Agreement (LOA), a study roll-out meeting, and a copy of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval letter before the study may begin.
  • Cancellation of Requested Services: Please provide notice of at least 48 hours for cancellation of requested services.
  • Scheduling of Requested Services: Please email contact us through the form below to set up a study appointment. Availability is to the best of our ability with variables including but not limited to: already scheduled services for this or any other study, availability of appropriate staff, and availability of appropriate physical space.
  • The TRU fees are subject to change. Every effort will be made to minimize the amount and frequency of such changes.
  • As a practice, the TRU will maintain study documentation in EPIC. It is up to the individual study team to create and maintain their own source documents per their study requriements. Notify TRU RNs if certain elements need to be added to the EPIC progress note (i.e. vial number or kit lot numbers). If any additional documents outside of EPIC are kept in the PTRU, they will be turned over to the Principal Investigator at the time of study completion in the PTRU.
  • As a CTSI Investigator, you agree to participate in the TRU’s annual satisfaction survey process.
  • Should additional services be requested, a new proposal may be created to outline the scope of the request and associated cost-sharing fees. This LOA will be amended as necessary.
  • If any changes are made in your protocol, it is the study team’s responsibility to provide any updated IRB approved forms and review any procedural changes with the PTRU Nurse Manager prior to the next participant’s scheduled visit.
  • The TRU will bill on a monthly basis for all services rendered.
  • Payment for services performed will be expected upon receipt of a billing statement.

Attestations

  • On behalf of the department/division/institute or other professional jurisdiction that you represent, you attest that all of the following conditions have been satisfied:
    • The Principal Investigator is a faculty member, credentialed physician, licensed nurse or licensed pharmacist (as applicable) in good standing;
    • The Principal Investigator is approved to devote the proposed time and effort to this project;
    • If the Principal Investigator’s application identifies Department/Division/Institute funds to support this project, this Department/Division/Institute endorses this commitment;
    • The project has scientific merit, uses procedures consistent with sound research design, and is likely to yield the expected knowledge; and
    • The proposal is a complete and coherent one.
  • You agree to cite the Pediatric TRU of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on all publications arising from any research project receiving support from the PTRU.
  • If you are funded by a CTSI award, you agree to cite CTSA NIH Grant UL1TR001436 and if applicable KL2TR001438 on all publications arising from any research project receiving support from the CTSI. Publications arising from any research project receiving support from the CTSI must acknowledge such support by stating the following:
    • “Support received by grant UL1TR001436 from the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.”
    • KL2 Scholars: “Support received by grants UL1TR001436 and KL2TR001438 from the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.”

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