Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
The Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Center (PCTRC) operates inpatient and outpatient facilities as well as a collection and processing laboratory. Learn more below about how you can utilize these facilities and our resources.
Current PCTRC resources include a 4-bed inpatient facility which is located on a combined unit housing metabolic/PCTRC and adolescent pediatric ward. The PCTRC is given priority for scheduling up to 4 research beds for inpatient protocols on this unit.
The PCTRC outpatient unit consists of a 2,268 square foot patient care unit located at CHP. The unit includes everything needed to undertake and support the research studies being conducted on the unit.
The unit has a patient waiting room, a dedicated phlebotomy space and four outpatient exam rooms with a private patient restroom.
Collection and Processing Laboratory
The PCTRC houses a specimen processing laboratory equipped with an Eppendorf refrigerated centrifuge and microfuge as well as an ambient centrifuge, a YSI 2300 STAT PLUS Glucose & L-Lactate Analyzer and a Precision Circulating Water-Bath-ideal for applications were temperature uniformity and control are critical, such as enzymes and serology.
Also available in the lab is a (-80) Specimen Freezer and a sample storage refrigerator.
The PCTRC unit also has a utility room for medication dispensing; including a medication refrigerator. There is an equipment storage room, administrative offices, and PCTRC nursing offices. All are adjacent to each other markedly enhancing efficiency and smooth functioning of the PCTRC unit.
Approval Process and Funding
During the budget meeting you will be provided with guidance on the remaining steps of the process.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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