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