New MCRU Recharge Rates Effective April 1, 2023

March 22, 2023

Beginning April 1, 2023, new recharge rates will go into effect for all studies using the Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU). These rates align with the actual costs of providing MCRU services and have been reviewed and approved by the University’s Financial Analysis Office.

Service Existing Rates NEW Rates
Study Startup $1,000 $1,250
Infusions (per hour – billed at 3-hour minimum $120 $156
Basic Clinic Visit (per 3-hour increment) $25 $50
Moderate Clinic Visit (per 3-hour increment) $80 $105
Complex Clinic Visit (per 5-hour increment) $160 $180
Lab Processing $50 $55
Lab PBMC $125.60 $125
Lab Distribution (per non-batch shipment)  NEW $15
Lab Distribution (per batch shipment) $49 $64
MCRU2U (per round trip) $115 $150
Extended Stay (w/MCRU staff per hour)
*Case by case basis – Reach out to MCRU
$80 $105


Along with these changes in fees, MCRU would like to remind teams that morning space-only services are limited to 1-hour. Teams needing more than 1-hour may find more availability in the afternoon. For questions, contact