Clinical research

Enabling LC/MS/MS solutions to push the limits in clinical research

Clinical Research

Clinical research laboratories throughout the world are discovering the analytical power of LC/MS/MS and its ability to accurately identify and quantify minute amounts of compounds in complex sample matrices such as blood, urine, and oral fluid.

Increasingly, innovative mass spectrometry methods are being used in place of conventional analysis for a wide variety of research applications, including the accurate quantitation of trace levels of hormones, steroid panels, vitamin D, drugs of abuse, pain panels or immunosuppressants.

As the leader in mass spectrometry, AB SCIEX is working closely with clinical research laboratories worldwide to develop these and other research applications for this fast, sensitive, and robust technology. AB SCIEX offers complete solutions for research laboratories combining industry-leading systems, software and pre-configured methods with comprehensive service and support that will get you up and running quickly when implementing mass spectrometry in the clinical research laboratory.

Mass spectrometers are general purpose laboratory instruments for research use only. They have not been cleared or approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration or any other agency, or under the European IVD Directive, for diagnostic or other clinical use.

Broad application coverage

Our tandem mass spectrometry solutions are used in a wide variety of clinical research applications:

Endocrines and Biomarkers

  • Steroids
  • Testosterone and low-level testosterone
  • Vitamin D and metabolites
  • T3/T4
  • Homocysteine
  • Catecholamines
  • Bile acids
  • Haemoglobin variants
  • Peptides and proteins
  • Purines and pyrimidines
  • And many others
  • Research into

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

  • Immunosuppressants
  • Pain panel drugs
  • Antiretrovirals
  • Anticonvulsives
  • Antipsychotics
  • Anticancer agents
  • And many others
  • Research into

Inborn Errors of Metabolism

  • Amino acids for related disorders
  • Acylcarnitines for fatty acids oxidation defects and organic acidemias
  • Very long chain fatty acids (VLCFAs)
  • Orotic acid
  • And many others

Toxicology Research

  • Comprehensive drug screening
  • High-throughput screening
  • Drugs of abuse
  • Cannabinoids
  • Opiates
  • Amphetamines
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Pain panel drugs
  • Barbiturates
  • And many others