AACC uses cookies to ensure the best website experience. Continuing without changing cookie settings assumes you consent to our use of cookies on this device. You can change these settings at any time, but that may impair functionality on our websites. Review our cookie and privacy policy


Recent Artery Conversations

MALDI and ESI for Mass Spectrometry

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

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.
Please share.

Question Posed by a Pathology Resident

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?
Please share.


Connect. Grow. Advance.

AACC brings together the world of laboratory medicine to exchange best practices, learn about the latest biomedical science, and network with like-minded professionals from across the globe.