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Fees & Billing

The Mass Spectrometry Resource Laboratory bills projects based on the hourly cost of technician and instrument time, as well as a consumable rate to cover operating costs. These estimates are reported to you in both quote and final invoice format.

In addition, any special consumables that are necessary for your project (ie. column, IP beads, reagents) that the MSRL does not have as regular stock are an additional charge (or can be provided by your laboratory).

For FY24, these costs are: $58/hr for staff, instrument and data analysis time. Users external to the University of Rochester pay an additional 54% indirect recover cost.

Project costs will vary, but generally, as the number of samples submitted increases, the cost per sample decreases. More complex samples require a longer instrument run. A quote will be generated once you have met with us to discuss the scope of your project. For grant budget justification, charges are estimated at $250-$300 per sample for proteomic projects.

Small Molecule projects follow the same rates as mentioned above. We find that the quotes for these samples vary widely based on the amount of method development needed, and often change during the course of an experiment based on how the sample performs on our instrumentation. Please contact us to get an estimate for your specific project. 

Fee structure is assessed and revised as necessary on an annual basis in order to recover costs and remain in  compliance with NIH Notice NOT-OD-13-053 (