Fees for Service

Prices are listed for UNC investigators charging costs to a UNC grant number, unless otherwise indicated. Users outside UNC should call for prices. A separate price is listed for Lineberger Cancer Center members because of a subsidy from the Cancer Center Core Grant that is applied to reduce the cost to members.

Prices Charged For Library Preparation:

•  mRNA Library Preparation: $175 per library prepared. mRNA Libraries can be processed by automation with 24, 32, 40, and 48 samples. The prices are $170/Library for run 24 samples, $165/Library for run 32 samples, $160/Library for run 40 samples, $155/Library for run 48 samples. More than 48 samples will charge by combination. For example, 56 samples will run 2 sets (32 and 24); 50 samples will run a set 48 and 2 individual manually prep.

•  Small RNA library preparation: Individual libraries with unique indices may be pooled (max 8 libraries) and gel purified together. $400, $380, $360,......$260/library for 1, 2, 3,......8 mixed libraries with pooled and combined gel purification method. More than 8 samples will charge by combination.

•  Total (FFPE) RNA library preparation: $240 per library prepared. Total RNA Libraries can also be processed by automation with 24, 32, 40, and 48 samples. The prices are $230/Library for run 24 samples, $220/Library for run 32 samples, $210/Library for run 40 samples, $200/Library for run 48 samples. More than 48 samples will charge by combination. For example, 56 samples will run 2 sets (32 and 24); 50 samples will run a set 48 and 2 individual manually prep.

Prices Charged For Microarray Analyses:

Gene Expression Microarrays

The charge for each sample for labeling, hybridization, scanning of arrays, and quality analysis of data based on spiked-in controls when available:

Lineberger Cancer Center Members:

•  1 color label method, using 4-array chip: $127/sample

•  2 color label method, using 4-array chip: $211/sample(4 samples with same reference), $288/sample (4 samples, each with different reference)

•  1 color label method, using 8-array chip: $113/sample

•  2 color label method, using 8-array chip: $185/sample (8 samples with same reference), $274/sample (8 samples, each with different reference)

All other UNC investigators using a UNC grant number:

•  1 color label method, using 4-array chip: $148/sample

•  2 color label method, using 4-array chip: $247/sample (4 samples with same reference), $337/sample (4 samples, each with different reference)

•  1 color label method, using 8-array chip: $132/sample

•  2 color label method, using 8-array chip: $216/sample (8 samples with same reference), $321/sample (8 samples, each with different reference)

MicroRNA Microarrays

The charge of Genomics Core for each sample labeling and hybridization:

•  For Lineberger Member: $164/sample

•  For all others use UNC grant number: $197/sample

CHG Microarrays

The charge of Genomics Core for each sample labeling and hybridization:

•  For Lineberger Member: $179/sample (if use 4-array chip), $247/sample (if use 1-array chip)

•  For all others use UNC grant number: $215/sample (if use 4-array chip), $298/sample (if use 1-array chip)

Prices Charged for Quality and Concentration Measurements of RNA and DNA:

NanoDrop and Qubit

RNA and DNA concentrations are measured by Nanodrop Spectrophotometer and by Qubit Fluorometer.

•  Price for using Nanodrop: $2 per measurement

•  Price for using Qubit (only for dsDNA): $4 per measurement

TapeStation and Bioanalyzer

RNA integrity and DNA size are measured by electrophoresis using the Agilent TapeStation 2200 or Agilent Bioanalyzer 2100.

The TapeStation analyze maximum 15 or 16 samples per tape depending on the type of tape.  All types of tape is run a pair channels such as  2, 4, 6, 8 and so on. The charge for RNA tape, High Sensitive RNA tape and D1000 tape is $10 per a pair samples or $60/tape. The charge for D1000 High Sensitive tape and genomic DNA tape (maximum 15 samples) is $80/tape, or $10 per a pair samples on each tape.

The Bioanalyzer analyze maximum 11, or 12 samples per chip depending on using pico or nano chip. The charge is $60/chip.