The Specimen Collection, Processing and Point of Care Core Lab

The Specimen Collection, Processing and Point of Care Core Lab provides reliable and consistent sample collection and processing, as well as sample shipping, storage, and retrieval to facilitate the generation of reliable and timely laboratory data. This laboratory utilizes CTRC nursing and phlebotomy staff to perform these functions.

The Specimen Collection, Processing and Point of Care Core Lab provides the following services:

  • Collection, processing and storage of specimens
    • Blood
    • Urine
    • Saliva
    • Stool
  • Packaging and shipping of samples
  • Bedside tests by Bayer Rapid Point 400
    • hematocrit
    • pH
    • Glucose
    • Available on request (blood gases, electrolytes, calcium, etc)

Contacts

For more information, please contact the respective Technical Directors.

Theodore Mifflin, PhD, Penn Technical Director
Phone: 215-746-1432
Email: tmifflin@upenn.edu

Xiangdong Ren, PhD , CHOP Technical Director
Phone: 215-590-4765
Email: renx@email.chop.edu