Exploring a Day in the Life of Clinical Trials at Altasciences LA
If you’ve never participated in a clinical trial at Altasciences LA, you may wonder what a typical day as an inpatient stay looks like. While each study has its unique schedule, this blog post aims to provide you with an insightful overview of what to anticipate.
After completing the screening visit and being called back for check-in, your first step upon arrival at our facility will be to undergo a COVID-19 test. Once you receive a negative test result, you'll proceed to check-in at our building.
Following check-in, you’ll take part in orientation and be guided to your assigned room, which could be either shared or private, depending on the study’s requirements. After orientation, you can relax for the rest of the day as for most studies, treatment dosing doesn't begin until the following day.
Morning typically starts early at Altasciences LA. After waking up, you may undergo a series of tests, including urine collection, COVID-19 testing, vital sign assessments, body weight measurement, blood collection and a physical examination. After these evaluations, you'll receive your medication or treatment, followed by breakfast.
Depending on the specifics of the study, you may have additional tests or assessments scheduled throughout the day. As the day progresses, you’ll have periodic check-ups with our dedicated healthcare professionals, who carefully monitor your well-being, evaluate for any adverse events, and engage in discussions to address any changes or concerns. Alongside these commitments, you’ll also find plenty of free time to spare. Furthermore, it’s worth noting that lunch is provided as part of your daily experience.
At Altasciences LA, we prioritize the comfort and well-being of our volunteers. We understand that your time here is important, and we’ve taken steps to ensure your experience is enjoyable. To enhance your stay, we offer a dedicated entertainment room equipped with various amenities, such as a pool table, ping pong table, theater room, mini basketball arcade, video games, streaming services and more. During your leisure hours, you’re welcome to relax and make the most of these facilities, allowing you to unwind. Alternatively, you can use your own laptop, read books, relax in your bed, or engage in remote work.
Additionally, we organize engaging activities for participants involved in longer inpatient studies. One such activity is our soap-making class, offering a unique and creative way to spend your time while fostering a sense of community and fun within the clinic.
For participants with extended inpatient stays, we also provide the convenience of on-site laundry facilities to ensure your comfort and convenience throughout your time here.
After enjoying your dinner, there may be additional procedures scheduled, which could involve further blood collection or urine sampling. Alternatively, you can use this time to relax and savor your evening until it's time to turn in for the night.
The journey of becoming a clinical trial participant here at Altasciences LA is very straightforward and accessible. It all begins with filling out a form on our website. After that, a brief phone call to identify a study that you may qualify for. Following this initial step, you'll have a screening appointment with one of our trained staff members who will address any questions or concerns you may have about the study.
Throughout your inpatient stay, our facility is staffed with licensed medical professionals available around the clock. Your health and well-being remain our topmost priorities. To explore the ongoing studies at Altasciences in Los Angeles and Orange County, please click here!