Services & Rates

Study Consultation Form

Have a question regarding nutrition, physical activity, or body composition? Need help finding the right assessment measure? Just getting started on that grant or IRB application and need a study consultation? We would love to help you!

Step 1: Complete our Study Consultation Form

Allow 2 business days for a response. After completing the study consultation form, we can set up a phone or in-person meeting to discuss your study needs. Once NExT Staff fully understand your study needs (and you have IRB approval) we can begin coordinating with your study team to provide the services you requested.

Step 2: Complete our Study Initiation Form

This is a separate form from our “Study Consultation Form.” This “Study Initiation Form” must be completed at least 2 weeks before your first participant. The purpose of this form is to confirm that the study team and the NExT are both fully aware of the exact services being provided for the study and to collect necessary grant and billing information.

Important Note: If the NExT services you are requesting are in need of MCRU staffing or rooms, you will need MCRU approval (via eResearch) before we can provide any services. In addition, your study team will be responsible for scheduling MCRU room reservations for your participants directly with MCRU staff – and your study team must also ensure that this schedule aligns with the availability of the NExT staff member(s) providing the services. This process can be explained in greater detail when you speak with NExT staff.

General Phenotyping Services & Rates

  • Study Consultation for Grants and other applications: FREE
  • General Phenotyping Service: $61.04 per hour
  • Data & Sample Retrieval and Consulting: $61.04 per hour
  • Hyperinsulinemic/Euglycemic Clamp: $480.98 per test
  • Clamp with Tracer: $542.03 per test
  • Intravenous Glucose Tolerance Test (IVGTT) includes glucose and insulin analysis, and minimal model assessment of insulin sensitivity: $244.17 per test
  • Minimal Model analysis of IVGTT: $81.09 analysis per test
  • d2-glucose or d5-glycerol tracer kinetics (stable-isotope tracer studies): $419.94 per test
  • Both d2-glucose and d5-glycerol tracer kinetics (stable-isotope tracer studies): $480.98 per test
  • Analysis of either d2-glucose or d5-glycerol tracer kinetics (1 trial): $732.35 analysis per test
  • Analysis of either d2-glucose or d5-glycerol tracer kinetics (6 trials): $913.44 analysis per test
  • Analysis of both d2-glucose and d5-glycerol tracer kinetics (1 trial): $832.35 analysis per test
  • Analysis of both d2-glucose and d5-glycerol tracer kinetics (6 trials): $1,113.44 analysis per test
  • Skeletal Muscle Biopsies:$190.49 per biopsy
  • Adipose Tissue Biopsies: $190.49 per biopsy
  • BodPod:$85.04 per test
  • PeaPod: $305.22
  • Resting Metabolic Rate: $135.60 per test
  • DEXA Scans: $158.45 per scan
  • Intravenous Glucose Tolerance Test (IVGTT): $244.17
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT): Contact NExT staff for pricing
  • Meal Tolerance Test (MTT): Contact NExT staff for pricing

Nutrition Assessment Laboratory Services & Rates

  • Study Consultation for Grants and other applications: FREE
  • Nutrition counseling (specific or general dietary counseling provided to participants as part of a study protocol): $73.92 per hour
  • Specialized consulting (available to study teams looking for advanced guidance in designing and implementing nutrition interventions/assessments or analyzing dietary data): $73.92 per hour
  • 24-hour recalls (administration, data collection and processing utilizing NDSR): $49.57 per daily recall (A 5% discount applied for a sample size of 50 (per year) or greater, inquire for specifics)
  • Food records/diaries (participant instruction, data collection and processing using NDSR): $49.57 per daily record (A 5% discount applied for a sample size of 50 (per year) or greater, inquire for specifics)
  • Meal preparation (meals involving specialized preparation, such as weighing and measuring of foods to fit specific needs): $10.55 per meal (labor only, cost of food is separate)

Physical Activity Laboratory Services & Rates

  • Study Consultation for Grants and other applications: FREE
  • Maximal Aerobic Capacity (VO2max): $72.04 per test
  • Strength testing: $61.04 per hour
  • Functional assessment: $61.04 per hour
  • Exercise Supervision general: $26.10 per hour
  • Exercise Supervision specialized: $61.04 per hour
  • Exercise Supervision: Training (provided with gym use): $25 per session
  • Exercise testing in specialized populations: $61.04 per hour
  • Pedometer Monitoring: $35.52 per session
  • Additional accelerometry support (in-depth support beyond per session rental and monitoring): $61.04 per hour
  • Accelerometer data cleaning and analyses: $77.11 per hour

Reminders

When preparing your study budget several years out, please budget a 10% increase in costs each year.

Note that the cost for some services includes the time/effort of experienced, trained, and licensed personnel. In instances where staff from the Core users’ research team assist or appropriately fill the role of Core staff to provide the service, the charges will be adjusted accordingly.

No-shows and late cancellations (<1 business day) will be billed the full amount.

The prices listed above reflect University of Michigan user rates. Some tests are available for non-University of Michigan users.

Non-Research Services & Pricing

The tests below are available for non-research purposes at the prices listed. Click here to view tests and prices for University of Michigan users. At this time these are the only services we offer outside of the research environment.

  • Maximal Aerobic Capacity (VO2max): $92.93 per test
  • BodPod: $109.70 per test
  • Resting Metabolic Rate: $188.46 per test

Contact Us

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