Central Laboratory

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Every pioneer needs a partner.

When the FDA approves your clinical trial study, you must meet stringent deadlines to obtain funding and complete the study on time. With more than 25 years of experience, you can trust our team of experts to provide high-quality laboratory testing and personalized, meticulous service for your clinical research needs. TriCore Research Institute’s Central Lab Services (CLS) offers access to TriCore’s robust clinical laboratory testing capabilities at its CLIA, CAP LAP, and 15189 accredited Core Laboratory.

We have the same capabilities as large clinical laboratories, including an extensive test menu, a variety of testing platforms, decades of experience, efficient logistics and testing, kit production, and customizable data formats and reporting capabilities. We are able to accommodate all sizes of clinical research in an expedient manner. We collaborate with our clients to produce high-quality data that meets federal agencies' scrutiny during inspections.

With more than 50 pathologists and PhD scientists, TriCore provides expertise in all fields of pathology, including:

  • Infectious Disease
  • Clinical Chemistry & Toxicology
  • Hematology & Coagulation
  • Immunology
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Cytogenetics
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Cytology
  • Histology

In addition to central lab testing capabilities, CLS offers our clients:

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Clinical Trial Kits

We can provide and mail specimen collection kits to the clinical sites.

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Resource Materials

If requested, lab manuals or instruction sheets for the collections can be provided.

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Report Formats

We offer formats in excel, PDF, and CSV.


Are you interested in receiving a central lab services proposal for your clinical research study? We understand your clinical study is ready to proceed, and sites and patients have already been identified. We understand the urgency and we want to collaborate with you for a successful clinical study. When you request a proposal, we will identify if we have the test capabilities and testing platforms, and review the proposed start date.


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