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Shipping and Handling Costs for Samples from the Research Sample Repository

When samples are shipped from the Research Sample Repository, requestors are asked to reimburse shipping and handling costs at the following rates:

Sample Type Academic Rate Industry Rate
Filter Paper spot 1 upon request $35.00
Non-viable samples stored at -80 °C 2 upon request $120.00
Viable samples stored in liquid nitrogen 3 upon request $300.00
  1. per 0.075 mL dried blood on S&S 903 filter paper.
  2. per 1 mL aliquot of whole blood, umbilical cord blood, granulocytes, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), B-Lymphoblastoid cell lines (B-LCL), plasma and serum. PBMC and B-LCL samples contain approximately 5 million cells per aliquot.
  3. per 1 mL aliquot of cryopreserved whole blood, PBMC, and B-LCL.

Samples are usually shipped via FedEx overnight delivery. International shipments may require an additional charge.

Requestors may inquire about the availability of financial support to defer sample costs. Government rates for inclusion in federal grant requests are available upon request.

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Last Updated: 10/17/2019 4:06 PM