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Inside the Lab Analytical science, Profession, Training and education, Laboratory management

How to Succeed in MS

The prospect of bringing mass spectrometry (MS) to the clinical laboratory is exciting. In my experience, implementing new technology and tests into a lab opens up tremendous opportunities. It is, however, not an easy undertaking and you will need to be aware of many potential pitfalls. Some examples of important things to consider are selecting the right test for the right patient population, justifying the cost, hiring the right personnel, and choosing the best instrument for your needs. All need careful consideration during the justification and preparation phase.

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Y. Victoria Zhang

Y. Victoria Zhang is Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Clinical Mass Spectrometry and Toxicology Laboratory at the University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA.

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