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The FCS has capabilities to perform up to 6-color analysis using a dual laser flow cytometer. Due to the complexity of the staining and quality control process for preparation of 4-6 color samples the costs associated with such projects would be determined as part of the Yellow Task cost estimate. Standard labor charges would apply for samples that are prepared by investigators and provided to the laboratory for analysis. Except where noted below the costs listed include only Materials and Supplies. Due to the variable nature of sample quality and complexity of staining and analysis from one project to another, labor is charged by the quarter hour based on actual time required for the project.

  • ServiceCost
  • Labor charge per quarter hour$10.59
  • 1 Color Staining - per tube$5.08
  • 2 Color Antibody Staining - per tube$7.98
  • 3 Color Antibody Staining - per tube$8.64
  • Antibody supplied by requestor - staining per tube$2.53
  • Thawing of cryopreserved samples for flow/sample$5.34

For projects that require preparation of samples that require use of BSL-3 laboratory practices there is an additional charge for safety apparel. This charge is for each laboratory person required to work in the laboratory under BSL-3 practices.

  • ServiceCost
  • BSL-3 Apparel - per person per day$13.82

Analysis of clinical samples requires that the laboratory perform daily instrument quality control testing to validate that the flow cytometers are set up to provide reproducible results from day to day. In addition, it is required to perform staining of quality control samples to assess staining and analysis procedures.

  • ServiceCost
  • Daily QC for the Coulter XL flow cytometer$2.99
  • QC for Clinical Samples - Includes labor$59.23
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