The Marquette University Exercise Translational Research Unit (MU EXSC-TRU) is intended to assist with clinical health and athletic performance research. Both research participants and translational investigators will benefit from this well-organized Core that can be a one-stop location for a wide variety of services.
The MU EXSC-TRU provides the infrastructural support for the conduct of clinical and translational research projects by providing access to space, resources, and the expertise of research support personnel.
The MU EXSC-TRU is housed in and coordinated through the Human Performance Assessment Core (HPAC) in Marquette’s Program in Exercise Science in the College of Health Sciences on 16th St and Wisconsin Avenue. It provides an environment for investigators to conduct comprehensive human studies in health and fitness. The MU EXSC-TRU is designed to support a wide range of research techniques and protocols in an easy to navigate location with ancillary labs and expertise available to accommodate physiology, body composition, biomechanics, engineering, blood sampling, strength, and power assessments.
The MU EXSC-TRU is designed to assist with many services in the assessment of health, fitness, and athletic performance and offers the following services:
Equipment that can be found in the HPAC includes:
Strength and Conditioning Laboratory
Exercise Physiology Laboratory
Biomechanics/ Motion Analysis Laboratory
Body Composition Laboratory
|Service||Non-Profit Sponsor||For-Profit Sponsor||Description of Services|
|Protocol Set-up||$100||$150||Flowsheet creation; orientation, education; equipment certifications; tour of facilities|
|IRB Assistance||$100||$150||Guidance/assistance through the Marquette University process|
|TRU Facility Use||$10/visit||$20/visit||Participant Coordination - ex. scheduling, room prep. Room use and set-up. Equipment & supplies – usual and customary|
|VO2max testing||$125||$180||Maximal aerobic capacity with ramp or graded exercise testing protocol. Cycle or treadmill. Protocol dependent on population.|
|VO2max with lactate threshold||$150||$225||Maximal aerobic capacity with ramp or graded exercise testing protocol. Cycle or treadmill. Protocol dependent on population.|
|FTP (Functional Threshold Power)||$50||$75||Threshold pace determined while cycling on your own bike attached to our CompuTrainer and PerfPro software.|
|Wingate Anaerobic Power Test||$35||$50||Assess peak power in 30-sec all-out cycling effort.|
|Isokinetic Strength Assessment||$50/joint||$75||Strength testing at many joint(s) or speed of movement. Comparisons can be made to assess differences bilaterally (left to ride sides) or contra-laterally (opposing muscle groups) Identifying differences or imbalances can help prevent injury.|
|Resting EKG (un-interpreted)||$50||$75||Resting assessment of the heart function.|
|Exercise stress test (EKG un-interpreted)||$100||$150||EKG monitoring during cycling or walking protocols.|
|HRV (un-interpreted)||$20||$30||EKG data formatted to assess heart rate variability.|
|DXA Scan, body comp||$75||$100||Total body composition (lean and fat mass with visceral adipose measurement).
Female participants require non-pregnant status.
|DXA Scan, bone mineral density||$100||$150||Total body composition and bone mineral density testing (AP Spine and Dual Femurs). Female participants require non-pregnant status|
|Bioelectric Impedance, hand held or stand on||$15||$25||Lean mass and percent fat body measurement|
|Bioelectric Impedance, Bodystat||$20||$30||Total, extracellular, intercellular body water measurement, lean mass, and percent fat body measurement.|
|Anthropometrics: Height, Weight, Waist, Hip||$10||$15||Multiple site measurements, BMI, waist to hip ratios calculated|
|Body fat prediction: Skinfolds||$20||$30||Skinfold measurements performed by a skilled technician. Population specific equations calculated with references|
|Resting Metabolic Rate (Indirect Calorimetry)||$125||$150||Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) & Respiratory Quotient|
|Sleep Study (in home with WatchPat 200)||$175||$250||Home sleep assessment with pulse oximetry and phono for quantification of sleep time, quality, snoring, and apnea score.|
|GE Vivid, ultrasound||Negotiable||3D, 4D, and linear probes available to borrow.|
|Test||Non-Profit Sponsor||For-Profit Sponsor|
|Urine specific gravity - POC||$2||$5|
|Glucose - POC||$15||$20|
|Hemoglobin - POC||$15||$20|
|Cholesterol - POC||$25||$40|
|Lactate - POC||$7 per during testing||$15|
MU EXSC-TRU can provide a wide range of support for both funded and pilot research. Please contact Toni Uhrich to learn more about how we can meet your needs. Contact us to set up a meeting for initial conversations.