• MRC front

    Metabolic Research Center, Building H89

  • Patient room

    The MRC has 4 exam rooms and 3 inpatient beds. 

  • DXA

    Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for body composition analysis

  • Lab

    MRC specimen processing lab

  • MRC front

     Metabolic Research Center, Building H89

MRC Research Services

The MRC provides clinical research services, equipment, and facilities for investigators conducting studies in broad areas of metabolic disease at its clinical research facility in Building H89 on the Touro University California main campus.

The MRC also provides specialized laboratory services in the MRC core research laboratory in Lander Hall.

Clinical research services at the MRC include:

  • Nursing 
    • Vital signs, anthropometrics
    • Phlebotomy, specimen collection, PK sampling
    • Oral glucose, meal tolerance tests
    • ECG
  • Physician services
    • Physical exams
    • Physician orders and medical oversight.
  • Research pharmacist
    • Dispense medication
    • Study drug accountability
  • Study coordination, including recruitment
  • Specimen processing
  • Specialized services
    • Glucose clamp
    • Body composition, bone density by DXA
    • Stable isotope procedures

MRC core laboratory services include:

  • GC/MS analyses for measurement of endogenous glucose production, gluconeogenesis, de novo lipogenesis
  • Plasma glucose and lactate analyses


Click here to download the current rates for MRC services.


Starting a Protocol with the MRC

To inquire about utilizing the MRC for your research protocol, please download and fill out the Resource Request Form and send an electronic copy along with the study protocol to:

Sally Chiu, Ph.D.
Manager & Research Scientist


The MRC team will review the request form and protocol and contact you to set up an in person meeting. All users must sign a usage agreement.

**Protocols must be IRB approved prior to implementation. 


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