aids specimen bank
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*|
|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|
|Call for pricing|
|PBMC processing and second type of prep||$86.29||$108.72|
|Saliva, Semen, CSF||$96.11||$121.09|
|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|
|Cost per label||$0.10|
|Shipping§||Rate||Recharge Plus 26% IDC*|
|>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.