CRU Equipment and Procedure Capabilities

Our CRU is dedicated to efficient, reliable and high-quality study support for our PIs. To facilitate clinical and translational research procedures, the CRU offers its facilities that are indispensable for patient oriented research.

CRU Procedures:


  • Fat Balance Studies
  • Indirect Calorimetry
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Glucagon Stimulation Test
  • Cortrosyn Stimulation Test
  • Insulin Tolerance Test
  • Mixed Meal Tolerance Test
  • Glucose/Insulin Clamp Studies
  • Continuous Insulin Infusion
  • Endoscopy
  • Nutritional assessment


  • Exercise Stress Testing - cycle ergometry or treadmill
  • EKG
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Plethysmography
  • Exhaled NO
  • Sleep Studies


  • Pediatric IV Access and Phlebotomy


  • Pharmacokinetic Studies
  • Long-Line Blood Draws (Blood Sparing Technique)
  • Off Unit Capabilities for Blood Draws and Infusions
  • Continuous Pulse and BP Monitoring
  • CADD Pump Infusion
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Central Line Site Care
  • Peripheral Line Access and Maintenance
  • Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
  • Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (ABI)
  • Infusions
  • Cognitive Testing

CRU Equipment:

  • Centrifuges
  • Fume Hood
  • Laminar Hood
  • Freezers (-20°c, -80°c)
  • Refrigerator (4°c)
  • Elutriator
  • Blood Draw Capability 
  • Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • Flexible Endoscopy
  • Dual Infusion Pump
  • Plethysmography
  • Indirect Calorimetry
  • Pulmonary Function Spirometry
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Negative Inspiratory Force Meter
  • Cycle Ergometer
  • Treadmill
  • Doppler
  • Bioelectrical Impedance
  • EKG
  • Ultrasound

Publication Acknowledgement

All publications resulting from the utilization of CTSA resources are required to credit the CTSA grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgement and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy. All researchers should cite grant UL1TR000439, as follows: " This publication was made possible by the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Clinic CTSA Grant Number UL1TR000439 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a component of the National Institutes of Health. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of NCATS or NIH."
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