The Human Immunology Core is now fully open for new or ongoing projects prioritized by the HIC in accordance with Penn's Research Resumption Plan and PSOM policies.

Primary cell ordering has resumed with one donor on Tuesday and one donor on Thursday, every week. Details are provided when you click on "primary cells" on the "requesting services" tab.

Sample processing cut-off times are strictly observed. Please e-mail Ling Zhao ( for additional policies and specific directions, or questions about project prioritization.

For cellular immunology assays please e-mail Ling Zhao ( regarding new projects, or project resumption or prioritization.

For molecular immunology assays please e-mail Wenzhao Meng ( regarding new projects, or project resumption or prioritization.

For COVID-19 projects, please e-mail Nina Luning Prak (

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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 Blood115.00
PBMC 18 -50 ml Blood155.00
Tissue ProcessingPrice
Rectal Biopsy, per sample365.00
Tumor Tissue, per sample365.00
Lymph Nodes, per site365.00
Gut Tissue, per 5 gram365.00
Spleen, per 5 gram365.00
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 hour60.00
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, basic, per plate495.00
Luminex Data Acquisition plate200.00
ConsumablesPrice by Quotation
Molecular ImmunologyPrice
Data analysis, per hour60.00
Special 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