LC-MS has become widespread thanks to the capabilities of modern LC-MS systems. New systems have demonstrated continuous improvements in speed, automation and simplicity. Some of the advances in technology include higher MS resolution, increased quantitative accuracy, and information science for appropriate data processingi. There are also a greater number of published protocols and FDA-approved kits available today.
While more affordable systems have become available in recent years, LC-MS can still represent a fairly high upfront investment. However, LC-MS can be a cost-effective solution that delivers a solid return on investment. LC-MS reagents tend to be less expensive than other assaysii. Another value of LC-MS is that it can enable labs to grow business by bringing new revenue streams in-house and adding outreach programs. For example, insourcing LC-MS toxicology confirmation testing can deliver clinical value to help drive a big ROI, including faster result turnaround time and reductions in length of stay and readmission rates.
Laboratories can benefit by implementing ready-made LC-MS solutions. In fact, Cardinal Health has partnered with MedTest Dx to provide a new solution to expedite toxicology confirmation validations and go live. This unique solution includes LC-MS set up and training, method installation, procedure design, and ready-to-use calibrators and controls.
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