Policies and Fee Structure

Rates are based per hour and billed in 15 minute increments. Training rates are based per person, per hour.

Sorting charges will include a 1 hour setup fee for appointments 4 hours or longer, 30 minutes for appointments 1 to 4 hours, and 15 minutes for appointments up to 1 hour in length to account for our staff start-up and shut-down time. 

 

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Commercial

FACS Calibur Analyzer
without facility operator

$36

$68

 $110

FACS Calibur Analyzer
with facility operator

$68

$100

$135

LSR II Analyzer
without facility operator

$47

$68

 $112

LSR II Analyzer
with facility operator

$79

$130

$168

BSL-2 Cell Sorting without facility operator

$73

$110

 $147

BSL-2 Cell Sorting with facility operator

$105

$150

$200

BSL-2+ Cell Sorting
without Operator

$93

$140

 $189

BSL-2+ Cell Sorting
with facility operator

$125

$180

$240

BSL-3 Cell Sorting

$182

$235

$288

Amnis Flowsight
without facility operator

$47

$96

 $126

Amnis Flowsight
with facility operator

$78

$112

$150

Training  Rates

$63

 $95

 $126

Sorting (BSL-2/2+ and BSL-3) and complex multicolor LSR II experiments should be scheduled at least one week in advance if possible, though immediate access is occasionally available.

Screened, live, unfixed human or non-human primate specimens will be sorted in the BSL-2+ facility with UMMS approved screening information and IBC approval (see our Biosafety page).

Sorting of BSL-3 samples will be run in our BSL-3 cell sorting facility.

Any potentially infectious samples for sorting must be discussed with us when scheduling.

Cancellation Policy:

Sort cancellations with less than 48 hr notice will incur a charge of 2 hrs (1 hr setup and 1 hr sorting). 
We do not accept cancellations by email – they must be made by calling the staff at 6-3276 during business hours.
  • This policy applies to core staff sorting appointments only, unless other cancellations become a problem in the future. However, please cancel LSRII appointments and after-hours, self-sorting appointments with as much notice as possible in consideration for other users.
  • If you are able to find someone else to use your scheduled appointment, we will not charge you a cancellation fee. Of course, the new sort must fit within the scheduled or available time.