Organic Mass Spectrometry Facility

Pricing

Typical Fees

hese are basic prices for simple analyses; many analyses may have significantly different costs.

  • Turnaround times can range from as little as a few days (with prior scheduling), up to several weeks depending on workload and complexity of sample preparation or instrument setup required.
  • Please contact the Facility Manager with the specifics of your samples for a cost proposal and current scheduling.


AnalysisExamplesCost per Sample Boat or InjectionSetup CostMinumum Sample Count RequirementsSchedulingInstrument Configuration
Bulk Samples by Flash Combustion Elemental Analysis
Bulk %C(org), %N, d13C(org) and d15N  Sediment, Soil, Plant Tissue, Marine Sediments $16 $0 192 Boats As soon as instrument is free Costech 4010 EA / Conflo II / Thermo DeltaVPlus
" " $16 $0 None No longer than 12 Weeks "
" " $10 $1200 None As scheduled "
Bulk %C(org), %N, d13C(org) and d15N for samples with TOC < 0.2%  Sands, Petrogenic carbon $20 $1200 None As scheduled Costech 4010 EA / Conflo II / Thermo DeltaVPlus
Filters for amount of C(org) & N and d13C(org) & d15N  Water column samples, Culture experiments  $20 $1200 None As scheduled Costech 4010 EA / Conflo II / Thermo DeltaVPlus
Bulk d15N (and TN) for samples with TN < 0.1%; samples run without acification (Requires prior analysis of %N) Marine sediments $10 $1800 None As scheduled Costech 4010 EA / Conflo II / Thermo DeltaVPlus
Gas Chromatography Compound Specific d13C of Organics
Compound Specific GCirMS for d13C of Liquid Samples FAMES, sterols,  petroleum saturates fraction  $40 $0 36 Injections of one fraction type from similarly sourced samples As soon as instrument is free Agilent 6890 GC / GC Combustion-III / Thermo DeltaVPlus
" " $25 $600 < 36 Injections; One setup per fraction type or dissimilarly sourced samples As soon as instrument is free "
Gas Chromatography Compound Specific d13C of Gases and Light Hydrocarbons
Compound Specific GCirMS for d13C of CO2 Sediment headspace, culture tube "Vacutainers" $16 $4800 None  As scheduled Agilent 6890 GC / GC Combustion-III / Thermo DeltaVPlus
Compound Specific GCirMS for d13C of Methane Sediment headspace, culture tube "Vacutainers" $16 $4800 None  As scheduled Agilent 6890 GC / GC Combustion-III / Thermo DeltaVPlus
Compound Specific GCirMS for d13C of Ethane, Propane and Butane Sediment headspace, culture tube "Vacutainers" $80 $4800 None  As scheduled Agilent 6890 GC / GC Combustion-III / Thermo DeltaVPlus
Gas Chromatography Compound Specific d15N or d18O of Organics
Compound Specific GCirMS for d15N Amino acids (derivatized) Inquire As scheduled Agilent 6890 GC / GC Combustion-III / Thermo DeltaVPlus
Compound Specific GCirMS for d18O Sugars (derivatized) Inquire As scheduled Agilent 6890 GC / GC Combustion-III / Thermo DeltaVPlus
Liquid Chromatography Compound Specific d13C of Organics
Compound Specfic LCirMS for d13C of water soluble organics

Amino acids, nucleic acids, sugars. (All underivatized)

Inquire As Scheduled Thermo Surveyor LC/ LC Isolink / Thermo DeltaVPlus 


 

Charging Protocol

WHOI Users
Monthly charges are made to PI’s accounts as work is completed

Non-WHOI Users
The Facility Manager will have a brief proposal sent to the user. The user then has their home institution provide a purchase order or credit card authorization to WHOI for the work to be done. Once the Facility Manger has completed the work, WHOI issues an invoice against the purchase order or credit card authorization.

Effective January 1, 2017 when the Institution changes to a Modified Total Direct Cost accounting model, all projects and charges, both internal and external, will accrue a 58% surchage in support of overhead costs.

Facility Accounting Constraints

The Facility must charge a standard rate to all users for standard services, and the Facility must operate with zero profit/loss. The fees collected completely support the Facility, paying for:

  • All Facility personnel salary and benefits for operation, maintenance, repairs, development and other incidental personnel expenses (meetings and seminars, Institutional and external, budgeting, reporting, etc.);
  • Consumables and repair parts;
  • All other laboratory and office costs for Facility operations and/or personnel.

To the extent practical, the charges for each analysis type or instrumental usage in the Facility reflect the actual cost of that activity.

Last updated: November 9, 2016