Exercise Physiology Core Laboratory
What We Do
The EPCL was established in 1990 as part of the National Institutes of Health sponsored General Clinical Research Center to promote the expansion and enhancement of clinical research that incorporates exercise physiology and body composition into either the research questions or the research design.
Over the years, we have added measures of resting and exercise oxygen consumption, lactate threshold assessment, endothelial function, regional distribution of body fat, body composition assessment via whole body air displacement plethysmography (BOD POD), dual channel bioimpedance, anthropometry including diameters, circumferences, and skinfolds and the use of acute exercise and/or exercise training as an intervention.
The EPCL is now part of the UVA School of Medicine Research Cores and provides its services to all researchers at UVA. In addition, the EPCL will offer some services to the community including fitness testing on the treadmill or cycle ergometer and body composition measurements using the BOD POD.
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The Exercise Physiology Core Lab is based at the UVA School of Medicine.