Application Note: Extractables do not Affect Downstream Vitamin D Analysis by LC-MS/MS when Using the Tecan AC Extraction Plate™
27 March 2015

Quantification of small molecules in biological samples (such as serum, plasma, urine or blood) by LC-MS is generally only performed after a sample clean-up step. This is due to the presence of specific matrix constituents – such as proteins and phospholipids – which might negatively affect the analysis. The Tecan AC Extraction Plate simplifies sample preparation by efficiently removing most matrix components – such as proteins and salts – without any precipitation, filtration, centrifugation and evaporation steps.