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Service Charges

The MassArray Genotyping service is charged on a per chip basis which covers reagents and consumables for iPLEX Gold assay (primer cost excluded).

In the most ideal case, one chip can be used for 356 samples x 36 SNPs (max).

Effective 1-Sep-2020
Service HKU Academic Research Other HK Academic Research Overseas Academic Research
MassArray Genotyping HK$ 15,800 HK$ 20,000 HK$ 22,000

Commercial clients welcome, please enquire.

For academic institutes or commercial clients outside of Hong Kong, an extra HK$500 (per payment transaction) handling fee is required if the payment is made by bank draft or telegraphic transfer.

*IMPORTANT:* To qualify for HKU pricing, the investigator must be a regular employee of HKU AND payment must be made from an internal HKU financial account that qualifies for internal transfer.  Overhead charge is required for all incoming external funding.


Primer Cost

Amount of primers required will depend on the number of samples.  Typically ~60 bases (P1 & P2) and ~20 bases (P3) are sufficient to analyze 1 SNP for 20 sample plates.  Additional extension primers will be required for more samples.  Larger primer synthesis scale may offer cost savings and the Core will help identify the most cost effective plan after assay design and sample number are confirmed.

High quality primers from validated oligo supplier are to be ordered via the Core in order to ensure downstream data quality.

Oligo prices effective 1-Jul-2019

Number
of
SNPs
Per Base Charges
HKU Academic Research Other HK and Overseas Academic Research
Amplification
Primers
(P1 & P2)
Extension
Primer
(P3)
Amplification
Primers
(P1 & P2)
Extension
Primer
(P3)
11 or less HK$ 1.7 HK$ 5.5 HK$ 2.0 HK$ 6.5
12 - 23 HK$ 1.1 HK$ 5.5 HK$ 1.3 HK$ 6.5
24 or more HK$ 1.1 HK$ 3.5 HK$ 1.3 HK$ 4.2

The price is inclusive of shipping and handling charges.

For academic institutes or commercial clients outside of Hong Kong, an extra HK$300 (per payment transaction) handling fee is required if the payment is made by bank draft or telegraphic transfer.

Please note that while the Core may assist in working out a rough estimated project cost, we cannot provide a quotation until the target SNPs are defined and assays designed, for the exact number of base is required to calculate the precise cost.

3 assay designs are included for each job order, i.e. the initial SNP list can be modified twice for re-design with no extra cost.
If more than 3 assay designs are necessary, assay design fee will be charged.  Please contact us for details.

A HK$ 500 assay design fee will be levied should the assay design is not confirmed for proceeding within 3 months.


Service Ordering

Please submit service request through iLab.