Clinical Applications of Mass Spectrometry: Methods and by Uttam Garg, Catherine A. Hammett-Stabler

By Uttam Garg, Catherine A. Hammett-Stabler

As mass spectrometric tools now supply a degree of specificity and sensitivity unrealized through spectrophotometric- and immunoassay-based tools, mass spectrometry has entered the scientific laboratory the place it truly is getting used for quite a lot of functions. In Clinical purposes of Mass Spectrometry: tools and Protocols, professional researchers supply distinctive step by step systems for the research of variety of analytes of medical value. this flexible and expansive quantity covers mass spectrometry equipment for analytes together with numerous medications, hormones, and metabolic compounds spanning the disciplines of toxicology, healing drug tracking, endocrinology, and pediatric metabolism. Written within the hugely profitable Methods in Molecular Biology™ sequence structure, chapters contain short introductions to the analytes, lists of the mandatory fabrics and reagents, without problems reproducible analytical protocols, and specific notes on troubleshooting and fending off recognized pitfalls.

Comprehensive and constant, Clinical purposes of Mass Spectrometry: tools and Protocols bargains its readers a wide range of worthwhile tools for knowledgeable mass spectrometric labs which are seeking to introduce new analyses in addition to for these laboratories at present contemplating the addition of this creative and important technology.

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The amino acid menu was developed in the setting of a pediatric tertiary care hospital for three basic populations: (a) patients with defined inborn metabolic disease, (b) neonates referred for follow-up of positive newborn screening results, and (c) patients referred from neurology, gastroenterology, and genetics specialty clinics with signs and symptoms suggestive of inborn errors of metabolism. , phenylalanine in phenylketonuria or leucine, isoleucine, and valine in MSUD). 1. External Calibration Perform in triplicate using non-extracted standards.

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Preparation of the Samples, Controls, and Calibrators 1. 0 M NaOH. 2. Add 50 mL of 10 mg/mL internal standard to each sample. 3. Vortex all tubes for 10–15 sec. 4. Add 5 mL of ethyl acetate to each tube. 5. Cap all tubes with large Teflon disposable caps and place on block vortex for 10 min. 6. Centrifuge at 3000 Â g for 5 min. 7. Transfer the organic layer to a small test tube using a glass transfer pipette. 8. Add 100 mL of 1% (v/v) HCl in methanol to each tube. 9. Dry samples down under nitrogen.

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