Pittsburgh Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

Mobile Labs


Pepper investigators can enroll frail participants in the community and in long-term care facilities.

The unit is a Supreme Commercial bus body mounted on a Ford E450 chassis.

Featured in a Discovery Channel promotional piece.




The Mobile Unit has:

  • Hologic Discovery A Bone Densitometer with fan beam technology and Vertebral Fracture Assessment® program
  • A wheel chair lift
  • Portable stadiometer for height
  • Scale for weight
  • EKG
  • Materials for phlebotomy procedures
  • Centrifuge for onsite sample processing

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