Mass Spectrometry (MS) is an analytical technique that sorts ions based on their mass to charge ratio. Mass spectrometry is used in many different fields and is applied to pure samples as well as complex mixtures. In simple terms, a mass spectrum will give a picture of the mass based chemical composition of a sample.
Liquid chromatographymass spectrometry (LC-MS) is an analytical chemistry technique that combines the physical separation capabilities of liquid chromatography (orHPLC) with the mass analysis capabilities of mass spectrometry (MS). LC-MS is a powerful technique that has very high sensitivity, making it useful in many applications. Its application is oriented towards the separation, general detection and potential identification of chemicals of particular masses in the presence of other chemicals (i.e., in complex mixtures), e.g., natural products from natural-products extracts, and pure substances from mixtures of chemical intermediates. Preparative LC-MS systems can be used for rapid mass-directed purification of specific substances from such mixtures that are important in basic research, and pharmaceutical, agrochemical, food, and other industries.
Gas chromatographymass spectrometry (GC-MS) is an analytical method that combines the features of gas-chromatography and mass spectrometry to identify different substances within a test sample. Applications of GC-MS include drug detection, fire investigation, environmental analysis, explosives investigation, and identification of unknown samples. GC-MS can also be used in airport security to detect substances in luggage or on human beings. Additionally, it can identify trace elements in materials that were previously thought to have disintegrated beyond identification.GC-MS has been widely heralded as a gold standard for forensic substance identification.
High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC; formerly referred to as high-pressure liquid chromatography), is a technique in analytical chemistry used to separate, identify, and quantify each component in a mixture. It relies on pumps to pass a pressurized liquid solvent containing the sample mixture through a column filled with a solid adsorbent material. Each component in the sample interacts slightly differently with the adsorbent material, causing different flow rates for the different components and leading to the separation of the components as they flow out the column.
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Investing in an IRIS Urinalysis Analyzer
In many diagnostic, research and testing facilities around the country, urinalysis is still done manually. Urine chemistry and microscopy completed manually does take considerable technician time in and lab, and there is always a risk for human error during the testing procedures.
With the addition of an IRIS urinalysis analyzer to the lab, manual microscopy can be used only as required, with the large volume testing requirements managed fully automatically.
At MYCO, we recognize the need for automation in laboratories in hospitals, testing centers and in research facilities when it comes to urine analysis. The IRIS urine analyzer, specifically the iQ200 model is used across North America. This equipment is found in thirteen of the top 19 hospitals, and it easily matches the testing volumes required in any facility.
With the addition of the IRIS urinalysis analyzer to a lab or diagnostic testing facility, there is a standardization of results. In addition, the fully automated testing can detect sub-classifications of result which may be routinely overlooked or mischaracterized by busy lab technicians.
All reports generated by an IRIS urine analyzer are provided with quantitative documentation. This allows for greater ability for doctors to detect pathogens in the urinary tract and also monitor the progression of treatment.
Finally, our customers find the IRIS urinalysis analyzer to be an intuitive and easy to use system in any lab. To learn more, browse the website and review equipment specifications, or give us a call at 800-414-7169 for more information.View Details
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