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Articles and information related to the needs, concerns and requirements of a modern clinical mass spectrometry laboratory, from deployment and maintenance of industry-established core quantitative assays to researching and developing future applications and analytical techniques

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3 Advantages of Clinical Mass Spectrometry

3 Advantages of Clinical Mass Spectrometry

Are you thinking about replacing existing immunoassay technology with clinical mass spectrometry?  Keep reading to discover how the 3 “S”s will help you make the decision. 1. How does sensitivity play a role? Many of the analytes measured in a clinical chemistry lab...

Vitamin D Analysis Made Simple

Vitamin D Analysis Made Simple

Last month, Dr. Phil Levy, a clinician, professor, and researcher at Wayne State University, was invited to SCIEX to lecture on ‘Vitamin D Measurement and Implications for Patient Care.’ His message was simple and very clear: Vitamin D testing is here to stay!

Making Your Vitamin D Testing Dreams Come True

Making Your Vitamin D Testing Dreams Come True

If you work in clinical diagnostics, you can probably confirm that most clinical laboratories have seen a 5 to 6-fold increase in 25-hydroxyvitamin D testing over the past decade, and volume is growing.  Furthermore, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently reported Vitamin D as one of the top five laboratory assays reimbursed by Medicare, accounting for 8.7 million laboratory tests and $337 million in reimbursement dollars.