For information on our pricing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of samples covers patient recruitment, consent, phlebotomy, sample processing, storage, and distribution. It is far lower than the cost observed when individual investigators perform the same work without leveraging the economies of scale that result from this enterprise-wide effort.
The cost of samples is in line with other large biobanking operations, such as the Nurse’s Health Study. Partners HealthCare is currently subsidizing the rest of the associated costs.