BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

LABS is set up as an institutional core, and as such is intended to be cost-neutral to the hospital. Service and sample fees are carefully calculated and fully backed-up by highly detailed line item budgets of clinical, laboratory, and project management costs. That is to say to the degree possible, they reflect the exact costs we incur to provide each sample and service.

Please note if your study requires collaboration with the BMC Clinical Data Warehouse (CDW), they will apply and invoice for their own fee schedule as applicable.

A schedule of sample and service fees is below. Please contact the LABS Core team for relevant fees, as noted, and for fees for external parties outside of BMC/BU.

COVID-19 Biorepository Fees

Sample Type

Sample Source

Description

Fee per Aliquot

Respiratory Samples

Nasopharyngeal swab

Cohort

0.75mL VTM aliquot

$48

Clinical Remnant

Whole sample

$8

Oropharyngeal swab

Cohort

0.75mL VTM aliquot

$48

Clinical Remnant

Whole sample

$8

Blood Samples

Serum

Cohort

0.75mL aliquot

$24

Clinical Remnant

0.5mL aliquot

$12

Plasma

Cohort

0.5mL or 1.0mL aliquot

$15

Clinical Remnant

0.5mL aliquot

$12

Saliva

Cohort

0.6mL aliquot

$70

Buffy coat

Cohort

--

$43

PBMCs

Cohort

1mL aliquot (5-10M cells)

$29

PAXgene A

Cohort

Whole sample

$72

Other Sample Types

Urine

Cohort

1.8mL aliquot

$64

Stool

Cohort

1.8mL aliquot

$32

Abbreviations: PBMCs peripheral blood mononuclear cells

A RNA stabilization tube produced by BD Biosciences

Clinical Remnant Sample Fees

Sample Type

Description

Fee per Sample*

Respiratory swab

Whole sample

$8

Plasma

Whole sample

$12

Plasma

Full sample, aliquoted

$24

Serum

Whole sample

$12

Serum

Full sample, aliquoted

$24

*Note: clinical remnant sample fees listed are for retrieval only. Sample identification requiring review of test codes or additional chart review may incur an hourly labor charge. This will be assessed and discussed with the investigator during consultation.

Sample Processing & Storage Fees

Sample Type

Fee per Sample Type

Serum

$24

Plasma

$24

PBMCs

From CPT tube

$32 + laborA

From EDTA tube

$37 + laboraA

Respiratory swabs

$22

Urine

$22

Sample Intake FeeB

$3

Sample monthly storage feeC

$1/box

Abbreviations: PBMCs peripheral blood mononuclear cells
Labor for PBMCs is invoiced for actual time, and ranges from $6-$76/sample depending on sample volume
For samples not requiring immediate processing, e.g., RNA sequencing tubes; covers intake, labeling, and storage
Cryogenic boxes hold up to 100 ~1.5mL cryotubes or up to 49 blood collection tubes up to 75mm in length. Storage fees are charged regardless of

BARC Fees

Internal (BMC/BU)

$40/sample