Instrumentation

The facility has access to instrumentation based in the three laboratories.

The instruments based in the Systems Medicine group are:

Sciex 5500 QTrap

Ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography coupled to a triple quad/Q Trap mass spectrometer (UHPLC-QqQMS)

This spectrometer is designed to quantify a wide range of metabolites from lipids to amino acids in a targeted fashion

 

Agilent single quad gas chromatography mass spectrometer

This spectrometer is ideal for quantifying polar metabolites such as those in the TCA cycle and sugar derivatives.

This instrument has a sample preparation robot to automate the derivatisation required to reduce the sample-to-sample variability.