University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Tobacco Biomarkers Recharge Rates

Clinical Pharmacology Tobacco Core Services and Rates

Rates Effective December 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017

Method Cancer Center* Rate UCSF Recharge External Non-industry External Industry
Category A:
LC-MS/MS. Straightforward Sample Prep and Data Analysis: ex. Cotinine/3HC, or Anabasine/Anatabine, or NNN/NNK
$50 $84 $112 $168
Category B:
LC-MS/MS. Moderate Sample Prep/Data Analysis: ex. Bupropion and Bupropion Metabolites, or Caffeine and Caffeine Metabolites
$56 $94 $125 $188
Category C:
LC-MS/MS. Complex Sample Prep/Data Analysis: such as: NNAL; or PAH Metabolites; or Mercapturic acid metabolites; or Total Nicotine Equivalents
$78 $130 $173 $260
Category D:
GC-MS, Single Quadrupole MS: Nicotine, Cotinine, Deuterium-Labeled Isotopomers
$43 $72 $96 $144
Category E:
GC-MS/MS, Triple Quadrupole MS: ex Low-Level Nicotine, or PAHs
$52 $87 $116 $174
Category F:
GC: Nicotine/Cotinine
$32 $54 $72 $108
Category G:
$21 $35 $47 $71
Category H:
Matrix Digestion Surcharge
$25 $41 $55 $83

* The Cancer Center rate, available to official members and associate members of the Cancer Center, is calculated as 60 percent of the regular UCSF recharge rate, with the differential paid from Cancer Center funds. (For reference, a list of Cancer Center members is available here.)

Publications generated from use of this facility should appropriately acknowledge the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Tobacco Biomarkers Core.

The UCSF Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory is a research facility and does not report patient specific results for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of any disease or impairment of, or the assessment of the health of, individual patients.  Results of analyses carried out by this laboratory may not be used for purposes of litigation and may not be used as evidence in a court of law.

Additional Resources
A searchable database of core facilities at all UCSF campus locations, provided by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at UCSF, is available here.