Lebanese American University

Tuition and Other Fees

Laboratories & Research Fees for 2015–2016

Note: Value Added Tax (VAT) to be added to the amounts listed below.

Description Frequency/Basis Fees
California Bearing Ratio   63
Compressive Strength on Concrete Cube (Block)   13
Compressive Strength on Concrete Cylinders   12
Consolidation Test   113
Direct Shear Test   45
Extraction of Bitumen by Centrifuge Method   42
Field Density   20
Flash Point   25
In Situ Hammer Schmidt   25
LA Abrasion Test   38
Liquid Limit   15
Marshall Test for Asphaltic Concrete   40
Sieve Analysis, with hydrometer   45
Sieve Analysis, without hydrometer   25
Organic Content   32
Ph of Soil   6
Plastic Limit   12
Proctor Compaction Test (Modified)   76
Proctor Compaction Test (standard)   63
Sand Equivalent   25
Shrinkage Limit   23
Specific Gravity   15
Tensile Strength on Steel Bars up to 36mm   25
Tensile Strength on Steel Bars on 25mm   25
Tensile Strength on Steel Bars up to 25mm   25
Triaxial Test   69
Vane Test   38
Water Content   9
Unconfined Compressinon Test   25
Unconfined Compressinon Test (with stress-strain data)   63
Mechanical Analysis (sieve Analysis)   25
Absorption   12
Caly Lumps   25
Petrographic Analysis   227
Soundness, coarse and fine aggregade (sand)(per cycle)   50
Organic impurities in fine agg. Standard color Method   15
Organic content   32
Light weight pieces   38
Flakines   44
Elongated   44
Stripping   38
Aagregate crushing value   38
Normal Consistency of portland cement   25
Time of setting of portland cement   25
Soundness of cement paste   25
Compressive strength of portland cement (7&28Days)   63
Comp.strenght of capper concrete cylinders testing & casting   20
Compressive strenght of concrete blocks   20
Compressive strenght of concrete blocks on net area   20
Absortion of hollow blocks   15
Porosity   15
Flexural/Modules of rupture / transverese strength of concrete title   25
Compressive strength of rock   20
Flexural/modules of rupture/ transverese strength of rock tile   20
Absorption of rock   15
Porosity   15
Tensile strength test of steel bars With stree strain graph   38
Bending test of street bars   38

Engineering Laboratories (Environmental Laboratory)*

TSS   19
DS   11
TS   11
BOD5   23
COD   23
Nitrogen   37
Phosphorous   37
Pathogens (coliform)   12
pH   7
Alkalinity   9
Heavy Metals - Hg, Cd, Cr, Zn, Pb - (per test)   16
Environmental Monitoring Station (excluding technician & transportation)   127
Innova Series, Portable Gas Monitor (CO, NO2) (per day) per day 127
SKC, PM10 Dust Monitor (per day) per day 127
Lab Technician (per day) per day 96

Packaging Tests

Box Compression test (BCT)   38
Edge Crush Test (Ect)   38
Mullen Burst Test   38
The following discounts are applicable:
  • 10% discount for clients with 100 or more cylinders.
  • 20% discount for clients with 200 or more cylinders.
   

Microbiology

Water microbiological testing
Total flora: EN ISO 6222 (07/1999), using Plate Count Agar, HPC Per sample 35
Escherichia coli & Coliforms, using RAPID’E.coli 2 agar Per sample 50
Other specific microorganism Per sample 60
Total Carbon (TC)/Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Per sample 40

Food microbiological testing

Total flora: NF EN ISO 4833 (05/2003), using Plate Count Agar Per sample 30
Escherichia coli & Coliforms: ISO 16140 + AFNOR & AOAC-RI validation, using RAPID’E.coli 2 agar Per sample 50
Salmonella: ISO 16140 + AFNOR & AOAC-RI validation, using RAPID’Salmonella agar Per sample 50
Staphylococcus aureus: ISO 16140 + AFNOR & AOAC-RI validation, using RAPID’Staph agar Per sample 50
Other specific microorganism Per sample 58
Microbial quality control/ test Per sample 58

Molecular identification & typing

16S rDNA sequencing - molecular identification of bacteria and yeasts Per sample 150
ITS typing of bacteria and yeasts by sanger sequencing Per sample 100
MLST typing of bacteria and yeasts by sanger sequencing Per sample 300
spa typing of S. aureus by sanger sequencing Per sample 150
PCR analysis   120

Other

Biochemical identification of bacteria and yeasts (API, RapID)   58
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing - Disc Diffusion Per isolate (6-8 discs) 50
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing - E-test Per isolate (1 strip) 30

GENOMICS

DNA extraction Per sample 30
DNA/RNA Quantification (NanoDrop or Qubit) Per sample 5
Real-time qPCR - Quantification Per sample 50
Sanger Sequencing (starting material: PCR product) Per sample 100
Sanger Sequencing (starting material: samples in sequencing plate ready to load on Genetic Analyzer 3500) per well 8

PROTEOMICS

Lab technician/day   122
Lab technician/day (+ field work)   182

MALDI TOF/TOF

Peptide Mass Measurement – high resolution Single sample 25
Peptide Mass Measurement – high resolution Up to 25 additional samples 125
Protein Mass Measurement Single sample 50
Protein Mass Measurement Each additional sample 20
High Molecular Weight Organic/Inorganic samples Single sample 20
High Molecular Weight Organic/Inorganic samples Up to 25 additional samples 50

Chemistry Laboratory (Water Analysis)*

Alkalinity Per sample 20
Nitrate Per sample 20
Phosphate Per sample 20
Sulfate Per sample 20
Chloride Per sample 20
TDS Per sample 15
Metal (AAS) Per metal/sample; (Minimum of 50 samples) 16
IR analysis and solid sample Per sample 30
Chromatography Technique (GC/HPLC/Ion Chrmatography) Per technique/sample 50
XRF analysis of metals in solid samples (each sample analysis can report up to 15 metals) Each sample analysis 60
Total organic carbon analyzer of solid and liquid samples Each sample analysis 30
Elemental analysis of solid samples (N, C, H, S elements) Each sample analysis 30
NMR Structure analysis (1D and DEPT) Per sample  
  1H 30
  13C 50
  DEPT 50

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