Clinical laboratories now have access to new and enhanced levels of selectivity, sensitivity, and versatility from Waters' newest UPLC-MS/MS system
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The Waters® ACQUITY UPLC® I-Class IVD/Xevo® TQ-S micro IVD System is now available for use in clinical laboratories for the analysis of compounds that include diagnostic indicators in laboratory-developed tests. (Photo: Business Wire)
"Waters pioneered the use of LC-MS as medical devices over a decade
Using LC-MS technology, clinical laboratories perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of patients' samples to aid clinicians in many ways. Over recent years, the scope of use of LC-MS in the clinical environment has widened and the number of tests that can be developed and validated by diagnostic laboratory service providers has grown rapidly. Liquid chromatography separates analytes and interferences within a given sample, while mass spectrometry technology is used for detection and confirmation of those analytes.
The ACQUITY UPLC I-Class IVD/Xevo TQ-S micro IVD System features Waters' UltraPerformance LC® technology coupled with a benchtop tandem-quadrupole mass spectrometer designed to provide the highest acquisition rates in UPLC®-MS/MS quantitative analysis. Xccelerated Ion Transfer (XIT™) electronics, using SpaceWire technology, allow this instrument to acquire data at high speeds without compromising performance, and extensions to tried-and-tested StepWave™ ion optics continue Waters’ long history in the delivery of sensitive and robust LC-MS systems.
Additional information about Waters LC-MS IVD Medical Devices can be found on waters.com.
Karen Haas, 508-482-3363