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Eliminate unnecessary safety risks, and avoid citations for improper waste containment by utilizing our waste containment system kit. A properly plumbed HPLC system, from inlet, to outlet, to waste is a crucial aspect in ensuring the safety of your laboratory’s employees.
Chrom Tech Sample Prep Instrumentation: Improving Efficiency in Your Laboratory

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Laboratories across the world are responsible for quickly and accurately reporting research results. According to the CDC, 70% of medical decisions made depend on test results from a laboratory. An inefficient laboratory can cause unnecessary expenses, but also delay research and results and even have detrimental effects on patients.

Chrom Tech offers many tools for increasing laboratory efficiency. Our Porvair Evaporators work quickly and effectively to reduce the time needed to dry-down even aqueous samples. Evaporation takes place with adjustable gas temperature, flow rate, and needle depth to reduce the sample preparation stage significantly in comparison to our competitors’ options. Our latest brochure describes the process with visuals for an easier understanding of how our products can improve the efficiency of your laboratory.

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Chrom Tech is a Minnesota-based, worldwide distributor of chromatography instrumentation and supplies and mass spectrometry supplies. We carry vials, well plates, syringe filters, solvent waste containers and all other critical chromatography and spectrometry supplies. Contact Chrom Tech to become your preferred supplier of chromatography and mass spectrometry supplies.

Increase Accuracy and Time Savings for Forensic Analysis Sample Preparation

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Whether analyzing for drugs, forensic evidence, or specific compounds in a specific clinical matrix, accurate sample analysis is important. For example, as the American Chemical Society discusses, “The credibility of the legal system critically depends on forensic tests that are consistent, accurate, and scientifically valid.” If a sample is analyzed inaccurately, serious consequences may occur so it is important that precautions are taken to eliminate margins of error in every step of the analysis.

Pipetting can slow down the process of sample preparation when serial diluting, and user-to-user variability is inevitable. Using the Hamilton MicroLab 600 Series Diluters and Dispensers, your standards can be accurately prepared at lightning fast speeds with optimal accuracy. See why we recommend the Microlab 600 Diluters to increase productivity and accuracy in the sample prep process without jumping into a fully automated liquid handling system

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Chrom Tech is a Minnesota-based, worldwide distributor of chromatography instrumentation and supplies and mass spectrometry supplies. We carry vials, well plates, syringe filters, solvent waste containers and all other critical chromatography and spectrometry supplies. Contact Chrom Tech to become your preferred supplier of chromatography and mass spectrometry supplies.

Capillary Tubing Selection Guide for Agilent HPLC Systems

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Chrom Tech is constantly working to make shopping easier for consumers. Replacing the various capillary tubing connections in your HPLC can be intimidating and confusing.

In our latest efforts, we put together a capillary replacement guide for your standard Agilent HPLC systems.

We’ve included tips for choosing the right lengths for the various lines in your system, as well as determining the right ID for the application. There are many options for replacing Agilent capillaries, but our goal is to make the process as painless as possible

If you're looking for a hassle-free column connection, we've got you covered with our InfinityLab Quick Connect and Quick Turn fittings.

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Chrom Tech is a Minnesota-based, worldwide distributor of chromatography instrumentation and supplies and mass spectrometry supplies. We carry vials, well plates, syringe filters, solvent waste containers and all other critical chromatography and spectrometry supplies. Contact Chrom Tech to become your preferred supplier of chromatography and mass spectrometry supplies.

Quantitatively Determining 15 Endogenous Steroids in Human Serum

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As women and men age, many face issues that can be treated by hormone replacement therapy, according to the Women’s Healthcare Associates. However, hormone steroids are metabolized differently from person to person, which leads to complexity in treating a patient effectively without increasing a person’s risk for diseases such as cancer, dementia, and loss of bone density. It is important for researchers to be able to quantitatively determine endogenous steroid levels in order to monitor patient health and success with the hormone replacement therapies.

Traditionally, liquid-liquid extraction has been used to extract endogenous steroids from biological sample matrices such as serum and plasma for steroid analysis. This traditional method has proved to be time and labor intensive, often with low levels of recovery. Agilent has shown a quantitative determination of 15 endogenous steroids in human serum by LC/MS/MS, using their Chem Elut S supported liquid extraction. Supported liquid extraction produces higher recovery, and the special synthetic media provides better consistency and higher water holding capacity than standard diatomaceous earth.

 

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Chrom Tech is a Minnesota-based, worldwide distributor of chromatography instrumentation and supplies and mass spectrometry supplies. We carry vials, well plates, syringe filters, solvent waste containers and all other critical chromatography and spectrometry supplies. Contact Chrom Tech to become your preferred supplier of chromatography and mass spectrometry supplies.

Successful Strategies for the Analysis of EtG and EtS in Urine

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In a report by the National Highway Traffic Administration, it was found that an alcohol-impaired driver was involved in nearly one-third of all traffic crash fatalities. Impaired driving can result in several various penalties. Often times, the courts will order substance abuse evaluations, which can include a drug and alcohol urinalysis screening.             

Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and ethyl sulfate (EtS) are important biomarkers for monitoring alcohol use. For the court system, there are many advantages to using EtG and EtS, as a positive EtG result indicates that a person has recently been exposed to alcohol, up to three days, even when there is no longer ethanol detectable in the person’s system. According to Restek, EtG and EtS also provide good stability and analytical specificity, along with the long detection window.  

With the Restek Raptor EtG/EtS LC column, Restek has provided fast, 4-minute, dilute-and-shoot LC-MS/MS method that supports high sample throughput. Save time and increase certainty with the definitive EtG/EtS method.

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Chrom Tech is a Minnesota-based, worldwide distributor of chromatography instrumentation and supplies and mass spectrometry supplies. We carry vialswell platessyringe filterssolvent waste containers and all other critical chromatography and spectrometry supplies. Contact Chrom Tech  to become your preferred supplier of chromatography and mass spectrometry supplies.

Reduce PFAS Background Interference and Contamination in Your Agilent 1260/1290 Infinity II for PFAS Analyses

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According to the EPA, PFAS are persistent in the environment and human body, and exposure to these compounds can lead to adverse health effects. Per/Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), can be found in food, commercial household products, the workplace, drinking water, and even in living organisms. 

These are substances that have some or all the hydrogen atoms in an alkyl chain replaced by fluorine giving them uniquely desirable properties for use in industry and commerce. Their wide range of use is what has led to emission into the environment, and the need for analysis.

PFASs such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfanoic acid (PFOS) are ubiquitous, and have been detected in water, soil, sludge, and biota in the parts per billion (ppb) or parts per trillion (ppt) range. As a result, The USEPA has recently issued a combined drinking water health advisory for PFOA and PFOS at 70 ng/L. Several states such as New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina already have public health guideline values varying from 20–400 ng/L for several PFAS including PFOA, PFOS, perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA), and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) in water.

As denoted by Agilent, PFASs are routinely used in manufacturing processes, so it is possible to have system contamination in the solvents, tubing, fittings, filters, and other parts used in the manufacture and routine operation of a liquid chromatograph. Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a fluoropolymer used in all major (U)HPLC systems, and can be a potential source of PFAS contamination during analysis. We provide a solution for reducing the potential sources of PFAS background interference contamination in an Agilent 1260 Infinity II and an Agilent 1290 Infinity II system, to allow sensitive quantification of these analytes.  

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Chrom Tech is a Minnesota-based, worldwide distributor of chromatography instrumentation and supplies and mass spectrometry supplies. We carry vialswell platessyringe filterssolvent waste containers and all other critical chromatography and spectrometry supplies. Contact Chrom Tech  to become your preferred supplier of chromatography and mass spectrometry supplies.

Quantitative Analysis of 58 Antipsychotics and Antidepressants in Human Urine by LC-MS/MS

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The impact of human mental disorders continues to burden the health and wellness of people worldwide. As these disorders become more and more recognized in modern-day living, the number of prescribed antipsychotics (APs) and antidepressants (ADs) continues to increase. According to the CDC, over a fifteen-year time span, the use of antidepressants has increased nearly 65%.

These drugs are prescribed for a wide range of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, dysthymia, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and chronic pain. In the forensic setting, due to their abusive potential, the detection of these drugs is critical in determining their involvement in intoxications and suicides. 

In the clinical setting, analysis of APs and Ads in blood or urine is necessary to ensure suitable therapeutic concentration and to monitor patient compliance. It has been reported that the patient’s adherence to prescribed APs is quite low, and thus new clinical recommendations have been released regarding when and how to use urine testing procedures to help monitor adherence. By combining a simple sample preparation procedure and a fast chromatographic elution with the Raptor Biphenyl column, a highly specific and accurate method was established for simultaneous measurement of 28 Antipsychotics and 30 Antidepressant drugs in human urine.

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Chrom Tech is a Minnesota-based, worldwide distributor of chromatography instrumentation and supplies and mass spectrometry supplies. We carry vialswell platessyringe filterssolvent waste containers and all other critical chromatography and spectrometry supplies. Contact Chrom Tech  to become your preferred supplier of chromatography and mass spectrometry supplies.

Chrom Tech, Inc. Launches New Cannabis Chromatography Workflow Solutions Webstore

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Chrom Tech Expansion: Marketing to the Cannabis Testing Laboratories. 

A note from the President (and second-generation owner):

We are excited to announce the launch of our new webstore, cannabis.chromtech.com.  Our original site, chromtech.com has been around for 25 years and has over 30,000 products available. We continue to add resources and develop that site.  When deciding to enter the cannabis space, our goal was to have a webstore that was technical and easy to navigate.  We started by researching cannabis chromatography workflows and the associated application notes.  We achieved our goal by creating a boutique webstore cannabis.chromtech.com with specific cannabis chromatography workflows. 

Within each workflow, we carefully selected relevant products, thus minimizing confusion and maximizing efficiency for the person in the lab. With over 35 years in business, we have the infrastructure in place to serve the cannabis testing market with new insights.  We look forward to meeting with scientists in Portland, Oregon, as we exhibit at our first Cannabis Science Conference

Click here sales@chromtech.com to learn about new technical resources, products, and to be added to our list for new cannabis chromatography solutions.

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Detecting Synthetic Opioids With an Agilent HPLC and Poroshell Column
Researchers use an Agilent HPLC and Poroshell Column to semi-automate synthetic opioid detection methods.