Principles and Applications of Clinical Mass Spectrometry: Small Molecules, Peptides, and Pathogens is a concise resource for quick implementation of mass spectrometry methods in clinical laboratory work. Focusing on the practical use of these techniques, the first half of the book covers principles of chromatographic separations, principles and types of mass spectrometers, and sample preparation for analysis; the second half outlines the main applications of this technology within clinical laboratory settings, including determination of small molecules and peptides, as well as pathogen identification. A thorough yet succinct guide to using mass spectrometry technology in the clinical laboratory, Principles and Applications of Clinical Mass Spectrometry: Small Molecules, Peptides, and Pathogens is an essential resource for chemists, pharmaceutical and biotech researchers, certain government agencies, and standardization groups.
- Provides concrete examples of the main applications of mass spectrometry technology
- Describes current capabilities of the LC- and MS-based analytical methods
- Details methods for successful analytical work in the field
Table of Contents
1. Chromatography 2. Mass spectrometry 3. Sample preparation for mass spectrometry applications 4. Mass spectrometry applications in infectious disease and pathogens identification 5. Development and Validation of Small Molecule Analytes By Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry 6. Proteomics