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services and prices

The table below lists the AIDS Specimen Bank’s recharge rates. 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 $82.25/hour $103.64/hour
Specimen Storage
Ultra-Low Freezer
$.14/vial/month $.18/vial/month
Specimen Storage
Liquid Nitrogen
$.51/vial/month $.64/vial/month

Processing Services Rate Recharge Plus 26% IDC*
Serum 1–2 tubes $99.19 $124.99
Plasma 1–2 tubes $103.78 $130.76
Plasma >2 tubes $113.68 $143.24
PBMCs
<60 ml
$205.20 $258.56
PBMCs
60–90 ml
$298.09 $375.59
PBMCs
>90 ml
Call for pricing
PBMC processing and second type of prep $86.29 $108.72
Saliva, Semen, CSF $96.11 $121.09
Tissue, Swab $67.79 $85.42
Urine, CVL $104.33 $131.45

Specimen Handling Rate Recharge Plus 26% IDC*
Charge per hour of labor $82.25 $103.64
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 $0.10
Freezer box $2.08
Freezer grid $1.81

Shipping§ Rate Recharge Plus 26% IDC*
1–20 samples $233.37 $294.05
21–100 samples $336.19 $423.59
101–250 samples $451.21 $568.53
251–500 samples $586.80 $739.37
>500 samples 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.

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