Clinical Mass Spectrometry Training Programs

Register and attend free ASCLS accredited online programs in mass spectrometry

for clinical diagnostics.

Submit your attendance certificate to your own local scheme to gain CPD points.

Immunoassays work so why do we need mass spec in clinical chemistry?

Hear “mass spec” and think research? While immunoassays are commonplace in clinical chemistry testing learn how clinical laboratories can achieve greater analytical specificity and sensitivity than immunoassays with mass spectrometry-based testing. This program aims to increase knowledge of advantages of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry technology for clinical chemistry assays.

At the end of the training session, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the general theory of LC-MS/MS based assays
  • Compare and contrast immunoassay and LC-MS/MS based assays
  • List how LC-MS/MS technology may overcome analytical challenges with immunoassays


Program Details

Thomas G. Carrell, Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry),
Princeton University, NJ

Master of Science (Chemistry),
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry),
Albright College, Reading, PA

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Challenging perceptions in Vitamin D testing

Interest in vitamin D testing has ebbed and flowed over the years and this program aims to give the audience a basic overview of Vitamin D testing today with a glimpse of what is possible in the future. Challenge your perceptions of vitamin D testing in this program which covers an overview of vitamin D status guidelines, testing methodologies, and addresses analytical challenges specific to vitamin D testing.

At the end of the training session, the participant will be able to:

  • List the two major forms of vitamin D used to test vitamin D status 
  • Describe recommendations for 25-OH vitamin D assay performance 
  • Compare and contrast testing methods for vitamin D status 
  • Recall three analytical challenges specific to vitamin D testing

Program Details

Peter Cooke, MBA

MBA, Boston University
Questrom School of Business, Boston, MA

Bachelor of Arts (Biology),
Colby College, Waterville, ME

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ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.

Learning Resources

Clinical Area
Now is the Time for Higher Quality Vitamin D Testing White Paper
An in depth review of 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D testing. LC-MS/MS is rapidly becoming a gold standard technology for selected clinical laboratory testing.
Automating LC-MS - The road to improved diagnostic testing
Mass spectrometry brings the power and accuracy to quantify substances at a molecular level. With advances in automation and usability, the Thermo Scientific Cascadion SM Clinical Analyzer enables the
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