Services & Rates

Nutrition Assessment Laboratory Services & Rates

Dietary assessment through 24-hr recall or food record
Administration, data collection and processing of assessment of dietary intake utilizing special software (NDSR)
$49.57/day

Meal preparation
Preparation of meals involving weighing and measuring of foods to fit specific study needs; charge of food is separate.
$10.55/meal

Menu development
Development of menus to fit study specific parameters for energy, macronutrient and micronutrient content
$61.04/hour

Nutrition counseling
Individualized dietary counseling or diet instruction per study parameters or needs
$73.92/hour

Specialized nutrition consulting
Specialized consulting with a staff member outside of what is provided with the basic diet/nutrition services.
$73.92/hour

DEXA Scans
DEXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) is now considered by many to be a “gold standard” in body composition analysis and bone density measurement. The DEXA machine is located at the Michigan Clinical Research Unit in the Cardiovascular Center. 
$158.45/scan

Physical Activity Laboratory Services & Rates

Accelerometry rental
Actigraph units are a small tool to measure physical activity and sleep behaviors. The unit can be placed on the hip or wrist. The Core has 30 units available for study teams to rent. 
$35.52/device/month

Accelerometry data collection setup
Customizing accelerometer software to accommodate specific data to be collected, organizing data collection spreadsheets, setting up mailing program for remote accelerometer delivery/return.
$61.04/hour

Accelerometry services during the intervention
Accelerometry support during the intervention.
$15.26/device/task

Accelerometer data cleaning and interpretation
Managing missing data and outliers in the data collected; data cleaning and interpretation.
$77.11/hour

Exercise Supervision: Specialized
Support for supervised exercise interventions for participants with physical disabilities.
$61.04/hour

Exercise Supervision: General
Core staff perform virtual and in-person training for exercise interventions. For a population without physical disabilities.
$26.10/hour

Supervised Exercise Testing
Functional assessment tests (frailty tests, timed up and go, walking distance/pace); strength assessment (designated repetition maximum tests and grip strength)
$61.04/hour

Maximal Aerobic Capacity (VO2max)
VO2max testing offers an array of metabolic information via maximal and submaximal graded exercise testing. We offer VO2 testing at both locations.
$72.04/test
$140/test (non-research pricing)

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)
Indirect calorimetry in adult and pediatric populations. 
$146.09/test
$200/test (non-research pricing)

BodPod
Cosmed- BodPod is located at the Domino Farms location.  This measures body composition and is considered gold standard for children and adults. 
$85.04/test
$130/test (non-research pricing)

Metabolic Phenotyping Services & Rates

Adipose Tissue Biopsies
Procedure is completed by Core staff at the Michigan Clinical Research Unit on the 1st level of Michigan Medicine's Cardiovascular Center.
$190.49/biopsy

Skeletal Muscle Biopsies
Procedure is completed by Core staff at the Michigan Clinical Research Unit on the 1st level of Michigan Medicine's Cardiovascular Center.  
$190.49/biopsy

Hyperinsulinemic/Euglycemic Clamp
Assessment of insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance
$480.98/clamp

Clamp with Tracer
Systemic substrate kinetics; measurement to assess insulin sensitivity. Pricing does not include the cost of tracers.
$542.03/clamp

Both d2-glucuose and d5-glycerol tracer kinetics (stable-isotope tracer studies)
Measurement to assess insulin sensitivity. Pricing does not include the cost of tracers.
$480.98/test

Analysis of both d2-glucose and d5-glycerol tracer kinetics
Measurement to assess insulin sensitivity
$832.35/test

d2-glucose or d5-glycerol tracer kinetics (stable-isotope tracer studies)
Measurement to assess insulin sensitivity. Pricing does not include the cost of tracers.
$419.94/test

Analysis of either d2-glucose or d5-glycerol tracer kinetics
Measurement to assess insulin sensitivity
$732.35/test

Intravenous Glucose Tolerance Test (IVGTT)
Measurement to assess insulin sensitivity. Study teams must provide a nurse or physician to be present during this test. 
$244.17/test

Minimal Model analysis of IVGTT
Measurement to assess insulin sensitivity
$81.09/test

DEXA Scans
DEXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) is now considered by many to be a “gold standard” in body composition analysis and bone density measurement. The DEXA machine is located at the Michigan Clinical Research Unit in the Cardiovascular Center. 
$158.45/scan

BodPod
Cosmed- BodPod is located at the Domino Farms location.  This measures body composition and is considered gold standard for children and adults. 
$85.04/test
$130/test (non-research pricing)

PeaPod
Cosmed-PeaPod is located at Michigan Medicine's Von Voigtlander's Women Hospital. This machine is used to measure whole body densitometry to determine body composition in infants weighing between 1kg to 8kg.
$305.22/test

Other General Fees/Services

General Consultation
Initial study consultation with a staff member to help determine services needed.
FREE

Training to conduct a specific technique
Hands on training by a Core staff member for techniques such as 24-hour recalls; height/weight; circumference measurements; skinfold measurements
$61.04/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): $140 per test

BodPod: $130 per test

Resting Metabolic Rate: $200 per test

DEXA: $250 per test

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