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Service Charges & Ordering


Service Charges

Effective 1-Sep-2020

Service Sample Type Sample Input[2]
Full Service[3]
HKU Academic Research Other Academic Research
QIAsymphony DNA Extraction[1] Buffy Coat 220 µl HK$ 120 HK$ 148
420 µl HK$ 130 HK$ 158
Whole Blood 420 ul HK$ 130 HK$ 158
1050 µl HK$ 155 HK$ 185
Serum / Plasma / CSF[4],[5] 550 µl HK$ 132 HK$ 162
1050 µl HK$ 155 HK$ 185
Plasma / Urine[6] 2100 µl / 4200 µl Please enquire
Tissue Lysate Please enquire
Buccal Swab Lysate
Bacteria Lysate
QIAcube DNA and RNA Extraction OCT Frozen Tissue Sections Please enquire HK$ 560 Please enquire
Cells 3-4 x 106 cells HK$ 560 Please enquire
Frozen Tissue Please enquire
Others (e.g. FFPE Tissue Sections) Please enquire
QIAcube RNA Extraction Frozen Tissue, Cells Please enquire

Extraction service for other sample types available upon request, please contact platform specialists.

[1] Per sample cost for specific number of samples. Extraction kits are of different package size. Please contact us for details
[2] Dead volume of input for corresponding protocol is included in the sample input volume
[3] Full service for all DNA extraction (except ccfDNA extraction) = DNA extraction (extraction kit provided) + quantity assessment by NanoDrop + quality assessment by agarose gel electrophoresis
[4] Carrier RNA is added during extraction. Please check its compatibility of downstream processing
[5] ccfDNA extracted by QIAsymphony DSP Virus/Pathogen Kit
[6] ccfDNA extracted by QIAsymphony SP Circulating DNA Kit

* 2 batches of processing are included per order of extraction service.  An extra HK$300 handling fee is required for each additional submission.

* If courier delivery of designated sample tube to user is needed, HK$ 42 (HKU) or HK$ 50 (other academic research) will be charged per shipment.

With advance submission of sample IDs, sample tube labels will also be provided.

  2d barcode sample tube

Sample tube label
QIAsymphony elution tube label

QIAsymphony elution tube label
QIAcube elution tube label

QIAcube elution tube label

Due to safety concerns and variations in sample type, pre-treatment (i.e. manual lysis) for samples is generally not included in above services.
Please discuss with us if you have special needs.

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.


Service Ordering

Please submit service request through iLab.