MSACL 2018 US Abstract

Topic: Practical Training

Selecting and Planning for the Right Mass Spectrometer_i

Deborah French (Presenter)
University of California San Francisco

Bio: Deborah French completed her Clinical Chemistry postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California San Francisco with Alan Wu. Currently, Deborah is the Assistant Director of Chemistry and Director of Mass Spectrometry at UCSF Clinical Laboratories. Deborah also holds a faculty appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at UCSF.

Authorship: Deborah French
University of California San Francisco

Short Abstract

Starting mass spectrometry testing in your laboratory, or adding a new mass spectrometer, is a daunting task. How do you make the right decision? And how do you finance this purchase? This 60 minute session will discuss: 1st 20 minutes: The different types of mass spectrometer that are available and what type of analyses they are best suited for. 2nd 20 minutes: Questions you should ask mass spectrometry vendors and colleagues and how you should test different instruments so that you are comparing apples to apples. 3rd 20 minutes: Financial considerations of purchasing a mass spectrometry system as well as return on investment calculation and negotiation with vendors. Audience participation will be encouraged!

Long Abstract

Introduction

Deborah French

Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 185 Berry Street, Suite 290, San Francisco, CA 94107

Selecting and planning for the right mass spectrometer (Basic)

Starting mass spectrometry testing in your laboratory, or adding a new mass spectrometer to an existing service, is a daunting task. How do you make the right, informed decision? This session will discuss the different types of mass spectrometer that are available and what type of analyses they are best suited for. Further, it will discuss some of the infrastructure and ancillary requirements for implementing mass spectrometry.

Audience participation will be encouraged!

Conclusions & Discussion

Learning objectives of this session:

1. Explain what specifications are important to consider when selecting a mass spectrometer.

2. Explain what ancillary components are required for installation of a mass spectrometer.


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