Yes, we do recommend that cultured cell samples are processed immediately by the researcher because it ensures the most accurate detection of a number of unstable compounds. All other sample types can be sent to our lab where the extraction will be performed.
Yes, we have experience with non‐human samples such as murine, bacterial, fungal, and plant.
Typically we require about 50 mg of tissue weight, 2 x 106 cells in culture, or 100 uL of biofluid. For specific samples, please refer to our scientists.
Though we do not have any specific requirements, we typically recommend 3‐5 for the case of cultured cells and tissues respectively. Pilot studies have been successfully performed with a single replicate.
After arrival at our lab, the analyses will be finished in 4‐8 weeks.
You will receive your raw data along with statistical analyses (PCA, heat map, p‐values). We also provide in depth pathway analyses and biological interpretations.
Please contact our scientists. Some partially processed samples can be sent and then further processed by our lab.
Yes, with our quantitative options we provide accurate concentrations of metabolites that can be directly compared to additional studies.
Our team of biologists will prepare a full follow up report that includes a biological interpretation. Our biologists are dedicated to working with you even after the project is completed and are always available to answer questions.
Our platform is based on capillary electrophoresis mass spec (CE‐MS) and not LC or GC. CEMS is best suited for small polar compounds and will provide data on a large range of metabolites that LC or GC cannot.
CE‐MS has a technical error of under 5%. Any major differences detected therefore are attributed to biological error. LC typically has a technical error of up to 25%.