Mass spectrometry is an analytical technique that allows you to precisely measure the mass of a single molecule. This is possible due to the production and separation of ions due to their mass to charge ratio (m / z). The subject of mass spectrometry has been very popular in recent years. This is mainly due to the fact that it offers a wide range of applications and is characterized by exceptional sensitivity in the field of detection of chemical structures. Moreover, compared to other diagnostic methods, it is distinguished by a much shorter time needed to obtain the result.
What is mass spectrometry useful for?
Due to a number of advantages, mass spectrometry is used in many fields of science and research processes. These include, among others: composition analysis, toxicology, anti-doping control, pharmacology, medical diagnostics, biotechnology, biochemistry, detection of low molecular weight substances or the dynamically developing proteomics.
As part of our analytical activities, we use the LC-MS / MS technique. The combination of high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry is characterized by very high sensitivity and specificity. Thus, eliminating the risk of interference related to the consumption of other food or medicinal substances. At the same time reducing the probability of obtaining a false positive result.