Analytical Services Pricing

The cost per sample is based upon the cost of materials, labor, instrument time, and UF

facilities and administrative (F&A) costs. The F&A rate of 15% is waived for IDC-

generating UF projects. The cost per sample is also based upon the number of samples

to be analyzed.


As a rough approximation metals analyses usually run between $25 and $75 per

sample, and LC/MS/MS and GC/MS/MS analyses are typically between $100 and $200

per sample. For lipidomics, the cost for running a lipid profile (identification of unknown

lipid molecules and profiling lipids) is $250 per sample, and for quantitative analysis

(targeted analysis of known lipids) ranges between $60 and $130 per sample.


Costs may be substantially higher if only a few samples are to be run and cannot be

batched with other samples for the same analysis. Costs may be substantially lower if

the client is able to do some or all of the sample preparation work, thereby reducing the

labor costs. The laboratory is willing to develop new analytic methods to meet customer

needs, with pricing depending on many factors including the estimated cost of labor and



Please contact the laboratory to discuss ywour project so that an exact price can be