HIC opens Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm, except for University defined holidays.

To schedule sample processing: Please email Dr. Ling Zhao (lingzh@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) weekly sample schedule on or before Friday of the preceding week (please include Study PI, UPCC#, sample ID, blood draw/tissue biopsy date and approximate time that samples will be dropped off). Samples received outside of our posted cut-off times require approval at least 24 hours in advance of receipt and additional charges will apply as detailed below.

  1. Same-day processing cut off time: 1:00 PM Monday-Friday. In order to schedule lab staff, samples that need to be processed on the same day that are received after our cut-off time of 1 PM must be pre-approved by Ling Zhao. These samples will incur an after-hours processing fee.
  2. Next-day processing cut off time: 5:00 PM Monday-Thursday. Samples received after 1 PM, but by or before 5 PM, will be processed on the next business day.
  3. Samples received on Friday between 1-5 PM: We offer next-day processing on samples received on Friday between 1 PM and 5 PM, if pre-approved by Ling Zhao. Processing of these samples will incur an after-hours processing fee.
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Fees & Billing Information

**Costs listed are the rates for University of Pennsylvania investigators, the academic rate for non-University of Pennsylvania investigators is 1.25x and commercial/industry is 1.65x Effective September 1, 2020
Purified Blood Products
Price per Million Cells*
T Cells**2.35
CD4+ T Cells**
CD8+ T Cells**
B Cells**14.00
Natural Killer (NK) Cells***
Mononuclear Cell-Enriched Apheresis Product (Entire Product From One Donor)
Unpurified Product (per 0.1mls)
*Minimum order is 5 million cells for T Cells, CD4+, CD8+ and 10 million cell for B Cells and NK cells **All cells have been CD14, CD11b, and CD16 depleted. CD4+, CD8+ and T Cells have also been DR and CD21 depleted. ***NK cells are produced by CD3, CD14 and CD21 depletion.
Blood ProcessingPrice
PBMC <18 ml Blood120.00
PBMC 18 -50 ml Blood160.00
Tissue ProcessingPrice
Rectal Biopsy, per sample370.00
Tumor Tissue, per sample370.00
Lymph Nodes, per site370.00
Gut Tissue, per 5 gram370.00
Spleen, per 5 gram370.00
Sample storagePrice
Monthly storage of 96 well plates4.00
Monthly storage of PBMC, per box8.00
Monthly storage of Plasma, per box8.00
Monthly storage of Serum, per box8.00
Digital ELISA 
Digital ELISA, basic695.00
ConsumablesPrice by Quotation
ELISA, basic per plate495.00
ConsumablesPrice by Quotation
ELISPOT per plate510.00
ELISPOT Data Acquisition / per hour65.00
ConsumablesPrice by Quotation
Pilot Assay2000.00
Surface Marker, 1 panel, 1 sample (up to 10 color)460.00
ICS, 1 panel, 1 sample495.00
ConsumablesPrice by Quotation
Luminex Assay Per Plate495.00
Luminex Data Acquisition plate200.00
ConsumablesPrice by Quotation
Molecular ImmunologyPrice
Data analysis, per hour80.00
DNA extraction from PBMC aliquot80.00
Sequencing with routine analysis400.00
ConsumablesPrice by Quotation
ShippingPrice by Quotation
Labor, per hour65.00
Data analysis, per hour80.00
Special ProjectsPrice by Quotation