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The services we offer are outlined below. Included in the analysis are all sample extraction procedures, data acquisition and data processing. For every analytical service performed, a report will be generated and sent to the customer. Approximate costs are available on our Pricing page (for specific prices, please complete a quote request).

We provide broad lipidomics analyses of all major mammalian lipid categories including fatty acyls, glycerolipids, glycerophospholipids, sphingolipids and sterol lipids. We perform fully quantitative or semi-quantitative analyses using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) or liquid chromatography (LC) -MS/MS platforms. Our analytical system preserves the lipid metabolites and yields information not only on the fatty acid profile of complex lipids but also identifies the lipid backbone.

The following analytical services organized by lipid category are presently offered:

A. Fatty Acyls

1. Fatty Acids

2. Eicosanoids

B. Glycerophospholipids

1. Phospholipid Class Panel

2. Comprehensive Phospholipid Panel

C. Glycerolipid Panel

D. Sphingolipids

1. Sphingomyelin Profile Panel

2. Ceramide Profile Panel

3. Comprehensive Sphingolipid Panel

4. Sphingoid bases

E. Cholesterol Ester Panel

F. Sterols

1. Free (non-esterified) Sterol Panel

2. Total (sum total of esterified and non-esterified) Sterol Panel

G. Sample Preparation

H. Consultation

Major Equipment

SCIEX 6500 triple quadrupole linear ion trap mass spectrometer (6500QTRAP) with Waters Acquity Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC) system

SCIEX 4000 triple quadrupole linear ion trap mass spectrometer (4000QTRAP) with Shimazu High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) system

ThermoFisher Q Exactive mass spectrometer with Vanquish UHPLC system

Agilent 5975 gas chromatograph with Mass Selective Detector (GC/MSD)