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MALDI and ESI for Mass Spectrometry
AUG.12.2022

What are good examples of when it is better to use MALDI as a ionization source over ESI? ESI typically preserves the integrity of the sample better than MALDI, so I'm wondering what situations call for MALDI instead and why. I know MALDI imaging is one.
Please share.

Phadia Pros and Cons
AUG.09.2022

Our lab is currently looking to bring the Phadia 250 in- house and I would love some feedback on anyone's experience running both ANA and Allergy on the platform.
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Question Posed by a Pathology Resident
AUG.05.2022

Does deliberate polydipsia causing hyponatremia in an attempt to dilute a urine drug test qualify as preanalytic variable?  What about psychogenic polydipsia?

I agreed with the deliberate but not the psychogenic. Thoughts?
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