Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Laboratory: General Principles and Guidance, 1st Edition

This guideline provides a general understanding of mass spectrometry and the principles that dictate its application in the clinical laboratory. It includes guidance, references, and quality assurance markers that will assist with the implementation and correct operation of a mass spectrometry (MS) system for its many applications. Information on maintaining optimum performance, approaches to ensuring accurate and precise mass measurement, verification of methods, quality control of assays within and between instruments, instrument troubleshooting, sample preparation, interpretation of results, and limitations of the technology is included.

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Publication Details

Chairholder: Donald H. Chace, PhD

Date of Publication: October 29, 2007

ISBN Number: 1-56238-648-4

Order Code PDF: C50AE

Order Code Print: print not available

Edition: First

Pages: 112

C50 Additional Details

A CLSI-IFCC joint project.

This document is no longer being reviewed as part of our consensus process. However, because of its usefulness to a limited segment of the healthcare community, we are continuing to make the document available for its informational content.