Preparing for your visit

In order to make your visit with Exemplar Research fast and productive, please prepare for the visit in the following ways.


Be aware if you need to fast for your visit. Every research study is different, and several require that you fast for laboratory work. If you have any questions about fasting for your visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Bring a list of medications that you take.


Be well hydrated. If you are required to fast for your visit, please drink plenty of water. Water is allowed, but other beverages, such as coffee, tea and soda, are not. Being well hydrated will also help with your laboratory sample collection.


Allow extra time for your visit. We realize that your time is important. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible medical care in a timely manner.  However, sometimes visits take longer than expected. Just to be safe, you should allow a little extra time for your visit.

What to expect at your first visit


Each study varies in what procedures are completed at the first visit.  You can expect most of the following to be conducted to see if you qualify for the research study:


Informed Consent Form

Medical history interview

Review of current medications

Vital signs

Physical exam

Blood draw

ECG (varies per study)

Urine test: pregnancy or drug (varies per study)



Medication dispensation


Your first visit will vary in the amount of time it takes.  Plan on it lasting 1-2 hours unless otherwise indicated by a study team member prior to your visit.

The first thing you will do is to read the Informed Consent Form.  This will tell you why the study is being conducted, what will happen at each visit, risks and benefits, confidentiality, and alternate treatments available.  You will be given ample time to read over the consent form and ask questions.


You will need to be able to read the Informed Consent Form yourself as well as be able to discuss the study, ask questions, and receive instruction with the research coordinator.  


Therefore, please bring with you any items you use, such as reading glasses, hearing aide, etc., that will aide you in these tasks.

Please bring a list of your current medications and dosages with you.

Drink plenty of water, even if you are fasting.  This will help with blood draws (if needed). 


Water is always great to have.

Thanks for being a Medical Star!