Reference 2019-572

REF:            2019-572

Subject:        Mass Spectrometry testing

    

 

Request:   

1) Does your Trust routinely offer Mass Spectrometry testing for Diagnostic purposes? (please answer either yes or no to this question).

2) If you answered yes to question 1, can you please provide a list of which assays / tests are routinely run on the Mass Spectrometry system in your Trust.

3) Does your Trust send away samples (to locations outside of your trust)  for Mass Spectrometry testing? (please answer either yes or no to this question).

4) If you answered yes to question 3, can you please list the assays / tests which are run on the samples you send away?

 

 

Response:

1)      Does your Trust routinely offer Mass Spectrometry testing for Diagnostic purposes? (Please answer either yes or no to this question). No

 

2) If you answered yes to question 1, can you please provide a list of which assays / tests are routinely run on the Mass Spectrometry system in your Trust. N/A

 

3)      Does your Trust send away samples (to locations outside of your trust)  for Mass Spectrometry testing? (please answer either yes or no to this question). Yes

 

4) If you answered yes to question 3, can you please list the assays / tests which are run on the samples you send away?

 

This list is not extensive and some methodologies maybe in transition from other methodologies to MS.

 

Routine examples include,

Urine DoA

Testosterone

17-OHP

Urine cortisol

Urine steroid profile

Plasma metanephrines

Urine organic acids

Trace elements – metals