Clinical samples: what they can tell us!
Friday, September 16, 2016 — Poster Session IV
- HR Kalish
- T Burden
- TM Phillips
Clinical samples often contain a wealth of information in a very small sample volume and at very low concentrations. The analysis of these samples must be rapid and highly sensitive. Using traditional and micro-chip based immunoaffinity capillary electrophoresis (ICE), as well as multiplex assays from Quansys, our unit has been able to rapidly analyze small sample volumes for numerous analytes with detection levels in the picogram range. Other methods, such as Biacore analysis, MALDI-TOF and ICP-OES spectroscopy, enable us to provide a more quantitative data including binding kinetics, exact mass determination and quantitative measurements of trace metals. These powerful techniques allow for faster analysis of critical samples and ultimately lend themselves to point-of-care therapy and real-time monitoring.