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MSACL Workshop

MSACL 2017 EU Corporate Workshop


PRE-REGISTER for this Workshop

Time:16:00 - 16:30

Automation in Clinical Labs

1. Automation and Integration of LC/MS/MS Assays into the Workflow of a Clinical Laboratory
Emma Walker (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust)
Automation of sample preparation and interfacing of the LC-MS/MS system to the laboratory information system has the potential to reduce staff time and increase sample throughput. In her talk, Emma will present the approaches she has taken to streamline sample extraction utilizing Tecan Freedom Evo platforms within her laboratory. For example the endocrinology service is using the automated SPE 96-well plates format to screen patients for testosterone, androstenedione and 17-hydroxyprogesterone. The steroid panel assay runs two or three times a week, and it takes approximately 90 minutes to prepare for analysis - short overview about workflow, turnaround times, efficiency and standardization.

2. Drug Screening in Whole Blood Using Fully Automated SPE and UHPLC-TOF-MS
Brian Schou Rasmussen (University of Copenhagen, Forensic Chemistry)
Brian will present experiences from the automation of sample preparation in a forensic toxicology LC-MS analysis on a robotic platform. Workflow strategies, sample throughput, cost efficiencies and special considerations concerning forensic samples with be discussed.