For most microarray projects there are three fees that determine the cost of the project. Those fees include the quality control fee, the target amplification and labeling fee, and the cost of the arrays. For more detailed fee information, please contact us.

  1. Quality control fee: The quality of the RNA for each sample will be analyzed using the Agilent Bioanalyzer. The quality control fee covers the necessary reagents costs.
  2. Target Amplification RNA labeling fee: Each RNA sample will be labeled using one of the target amplification protocols. The fee includes the cost of the reagents and the labor. The fee does not include the cost of the microarray. The cost per sample for each amplification protocol is included in the table located on the Target Amplification Protocols Page.
  3. Array fee (prices vary): The arrays listed below are available at varying fees. Contact us for more information.

Gene Arrays

GeneChip® Human Gene 1.0 ST Array

GeneChip® Mouse Gene 1.0 ST Array

GeneChip® Rat Gene 1.0 ST Array

Exon ST Arrays

GeneChip® Human Exon 1.0 ST Array

GeneChip® Mouse Exon 1.0 ST Array

GeneChip® Rat Exon 1.0 ST Array

3’-Affymetrix Expression Arrays

GeneChip® Human Genome U133 Plus 2.0

GeneChip® Mouse Genome 430 2.0

GeneChip® Rat Genome 230 2.0 Array

GeneChip® Drosophila Genome 2.0 Array

GeneChip® E. coli Genome 2.0 Array

GeneChip® Porcine Genome Array

GeneChip® Xenopus Genome Array

If you are interested in the price of an array not listed, contact Gene Expression Core facility.

Illumina BeadChip

Contact the Microarray Core for availability and price of Illumina BeadChip Arrays.

Other Microarray Services

Self –labeled samples:

For investigators submitting biotin-labeled DNA samples to the core, the facility will charge a hybridization fee per sample. The fee covers the cost of the hybridization and fluidic stations reagents. The fee does not include the cost of the array. Please contact us for details.

Affymetrix Custom ReSequencing:

There is a custom resequencing fee per sample for researchers who design their own custom resequencing array. The fee covers the cost of the reagents for fragmentation, labeling, and hybridization. Please contact us for details.

MicroRNA Arrays:

Affymetrix has developed GeneChip® miRNA Arrays to measure expression of small non-coding RNA transcripts involved in gene regulation. The most current Affymetrix array for these studies is the Genechip miRNA 2.0 Array. The core facility uses the FlashTag™ Biotin HSR RNA Labeling Kit a  target labeling system designed by Genisphere® for Affymetrix® miRNA Arrays. Please contact us for pricing details.

Recommended RNA Inputs:

100 ng - 1000 ng total RNA from tissue
500 - 1000 ng total RNA from cultured cells

The total cost per sample includes a miRNA Labeling and Hybridization Fee and the GeneChip® miRNA 2.0 array. Please contact us for pricing details.