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services and prices

The table below lists the AIDS Specimen Bank’s recharge rates for 2015. Investigators in the process of preparing a grant proposal requiring repository services should contact Yvonne De Souza (415-476-2513) for budget consultation.

Please click on the links below for descriptions of individual processing types.

Services Rate Recharge Plus 26% IDC*
Labor Charge $67.17/hour $84.63/hour
Specimen Storage
Ultra-Low Freezer
$.25/vial/month $.31/vial/month
Specimen Storage
Liquid Nitrogen
$.53/vial/month $.67/vial/month

Processing Services Rate Recharge Plus 26% IDC*
Serum 1–2 tubes $47.68 $60.08
Plasma 1–2 tubes $52.70 $66.40
Plasma >2 tubes $61.90 $77.99
PBMCs
10 ml
$72.97 $91.94
PBMCs
<60 ml
$144.00 $181.45
PBMCs
60–80 ml
$198.53 $250.15
PBMCs
90 ml
$233.05 $281.04
PBMCs
>90 ml
Call for pricing
Cell pellet $60.85 $76.67
Buffy coat $60.44 $76.16
CPT (2–5 tubes) $134.57 $169.56
Granulocytes $145.58 $183.44
Saliva, Semen, CSF $51.04 $64.31
Tissue, Swab $23.33 $28.46
Urine, CVL $52.28 $65.88

Specimen Handling Rate Recharge Plus 26% IDC*
Charge per hour of labor $67.17 $84.63
Receipt of previously frozen/ processed specimens 1 hr minimum
Destruction of specimens 1 hr minimum
QA/QC testing 1 hr minimum + supplies
Supplies
Cost per label $0.05 $0.06
Freezer box $2.07 $2.60
Freezer grid $2.12 $2.68
Nunc vial $1.00 $1.26
Sarsetdt cryovial $0.21 $0.27

Shipping§ Rate Recharge Plus 26% IDC*
1–20 samples $147.56 $185.93
21–100 samples $271.90 $342.60
101–250 samples $373.69 $470.86
251–500 samples $631.86 $796.14
>500 samples Please call
Shipping of infectious substances Please call


* This rate is for non-UCSF investigators. Rate includes recharge rate plus 26% indirect costs.
† Includes labor, supplies, and other expenses; does not include storage.
‡ Specimen handling includes receiving, data entry, inventorying, and tracking of previously processed specimens or blood tubes that require real-time testing. These specimens may remain in the ASB for storage or are shipped for clinical testing.
§ Client must pay for courier, Federal Express or World Courier service, and/or car rental fees; charged as invoiced by vendor.

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