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Mass Spectrometry Facility

EB-38, Department of Chemistry,
University of Alberta,
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2G2

The following is the price list for services available in the Mass Spectrometry Facility.   All prices are in Canadian funds.   Discounts are offered for multiple samples run under identical conditions*.

Type of Analysis Academic ($) Non-Academic ($)
LR/HR EI, positive mode, direct probe 90.00/s 180.00/s
LR CI, positive mode, direct probe 90.00/s 180.00/s
LR ES, positive/negative mode** 100.00/s 200.00/s
HR ES, single peak, positive/negative mode 140.00/s 280.00/s
LR MALDI positive/negative mode 100.00/s 200.00/s
HR MALDI, single peak, positive/negative mode 140.00/s 280.00/s
LR EI, positive mode, GC-coupled, full scan* 100.00/h 200.00/h
LR CI, positive mode, GC-coupled, full scan* 120.00/h 240.00/h
LR EI, positive mode, GC-coupled, SIM* 120.00/h 240.00/h
LR ES, positive/negative mode, LC-coupled, full scan* 120.00/h 240.00/h
HR ES, positive/negative mode, LC-coupled, full scan* 150.00/h 300.00/h
LR ES, positive/negative mode, LC-coupled, full scan MS/MS* 160.00/h 320.00/h
LR ES, positive/negative mode, LC-coupled, SIM* 120.00/h 240.00/h
LR ES, positive/negative mode, LC-coupled, MRM (triple Quadrupole)* 150.00/h 300.00/h
Protocol or Method Development (LCMS or GCMS) 150.00/h 300.00/h
Sample Disposal Cost (if not picked up) 30.00/s 40.00/s

/s = per sample run

/h = per hour (minimum 1 hour on hourly rates)

  • *8 or more samples submitted at the same time and run under identical conditions qualify for a 25% discount for GCMS, LCMS and LC/MS/MS experiments
  • **Variable rate for high molecular weight samples (i.e., more than 3000 u), depending on the instrument and operator time required for the analysis
  • There will be a 50% surcharge for all "RUSH" orders (queue jumping)
  • exporting or archiving data to CD for end user will result in a charge of $20 per spectrum ($10 academic)
  • electronic copy of mass spectrum and/or chromatogram (PDF format) and e-mail is a $5 charge
  • Services offered include library searches and other software options when appropriate (at hourly rate for technique)


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