Tobacco Biomarkers Recharge Rates

Clinical Pharmacology Tobacco Core Services and Rates

Rates Effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023

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
* $108 $144 $216
Category B:
LC-MS/MS. Moderate Sample Prep/Data Analysis: ex. Bupropion and Bupropion Metabolites, or Caffeine and Caffeine Metabolites
* $125 $166 $249
Category C:
LC-MS/MS. Complex Sample Prep/Data Analysis: such as: NNAL; or PAH Metabolites; or Mercapturic acid metabolites; or Total Nicotine Equivalents
* $169 $225 $338
Category E:
GC-MS/MS, Triple Quadrupole MS: ex Low-Level Nicotine, or PAHs
* $126 $167 $251
Category F:
GC: Nicotine/Cotinine
* $70 $93 $140
Category G:
* $43 $57 $86
Category H:
Matrix Digestion Surcharge
* $62 $82 $123

* The Cancer Center rate, available to official members for Cancer research projects ONLY, is calculated as 60 percent of the regular UCSF recharge rate, with the differential paid from Cancer Center funds. For proposals and budgeting, please use the UCSF recharge rate as there is an overall budget cap.  (For reference, a list of Cancer Center members is available here.)

Note: Category D has been phased out due to lack of use.

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.