Bringing Mass Spec to the Clinical Lab: Tips for Ensuring a Successful Implementation

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Date:JUN.22.2016 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

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Is your lab investigating the prospect of bringing on mass spec-based testing? Would you be interested in hearing advice from a clinical laboratory professional who has been through the process and gone on to help oversee the expansion of a successful mass spec testing program?

Then make sure to join AACC and hear firsthand some pro tips for effectively handling the “big issues” that labs will encounter when making an initial foray into mass spec testing.

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Lorin M. Bachmann, PhD, DABCC
Co-Director of Clinical Chemistry
VCU Health System (Richmond, VA)


This webinar is intended for laboratory administrators, directors, and managers; pathologists; clinicians; and IVD industry professionals who are involved in the evaluation, purchase, validation and/or oversight of mass spectrometry systems in the clinical lab.

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The benefits of clinical laboratory measurement of suitable analytes by LC-MS/MS have been well documented.  Likewise, it’s well recognized that mass spec-based techniques can reduce analytical specificity issues associated with analysis using immunoassays, while providing analytical sensitivity for simultaneous analysis of multiple analytes.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Cost justification
  • Pre-implementation requirements (space, water supply, sample processing/sample prep)
  • Instrument selection
  • Staffing
  • LDT considerations

Continuing Education

ACCENT® credit hours
AACC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ACCENT® credit hours towards the AACC Clinical Chemist’s Recognition Award. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education (CE) for clinical laboratory scientists licensed in states that require documentation of CE, including California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and West Virginia. ACCENT® credit is also recognized by several organizations: AAB, ABCC, ACS, AMT, ASCLS, ASCP, ASM, CAP, IFCC, and NRCC.

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