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Metabolomics Center
Dr. Zhong (Lucas) Li, Director
264 Burrill Hall, MC-120
407 S Goodwin 
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-5939    


New pricing begins March 1, 2020

Prior to project initiation, a meeting is required with CBC staff to discuss each project. If mutually agreed that the CBC can support the project, we will deliver a quote outlining the approach, timeline, and cost for the agreed service(s). As this is cutting-edge science, we cannot guarantee success, in all cases the user will be billed for cost and labor for CBC effort per our fee structure. After acceptance of the quote, the user will fill out and return the sample submission form provided with the quote, and also found on each CBC facility’s website. All samples are assumed to be safe, and no greater than BSL1, unless otherwise agreed upon in advance. The user must diligently and transparently followed all University of Illinois sample acquisition, movement, and safety protocols.

Instrument Analysis Fee

Service Option A (per sample) Option B (per sample)
GC/MS metabolite profiling (targeted)              $89              $97
Qualitative GC/MS              $25              $33
Quantitative GC/MS              $30              $38
Qualitative LC/MS              $25              $32
Quantitative LC/MS              $32              $39
High Resolution LC/MS              $30              $37
Lipid profiling analysis              $72              $79
LC/MS metabolite Profiling (untargeted)              $72              $79
M2 plate reader              $28/half hr              N/A
*Bioinformatics Analysis              $14              N/A

Option A:  The delivered samples have been extracted (from raw materials) or purified (i.e., liquid-liquid extraction, solid-phase extraction, etc.)

Option B:  Center staff performs sample extraction from delivered raw materials (cell, tissue, blood/plasma/serum, urine, feces, etc.).
in cases of SPE sample preparation, there is an additional fee for project initialization to cover labor in protocol development, with users providing SPE cartridges:  GC/MS ($398) and LC/MS ($420).

All scientific work performed by the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center (CBC) is required to be acknowledged in scholarly publications, posters, and presentations.  Proper recognition allows us to measure the impact of our work and supports our initiatives in obtaining sponsored funding. In addition, any CBC personnel who make a substantial intellectual or experimental contribution are deserving of further recognition as co-author. 

Facility users not within the State of Illinois are subject to a 31.9% indirect cost rate. State of Illinois institutions are subject to a 31.9% indirect cost rate for Federally-funded projects, and 10% indirect cost rate for non-Federally funded projects. Off-campus projects require an off-campus user form, to be provided by the facility, and if over $10,000 a technical testing agreement. For further information contact Dr. Mark A. Mikel (217-244-0144; ), Associate Director of the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center.