Application Note: Higher Confidence in Identification with QTRAP® LC/MS/MS Systems when Screening and Quantifying Pesticides in Fruit and Vegetable Samples
27 May 2014

This paper describes the use of QTRAP® Systems coupled to liquid chromatography for the screening and identification of pesticides in fruit and vegetable samples. The selectivity, sensitivity, and accuracy of detection using QTRAP® System and conventional triple quadrupole mass spectrometers are compared. The higher confidence of identification provided by QTRAP® linear ion trap MS/ MS scans followed by library searches which minimize the potential risk of false positive and negative results is highlighted.