Equine Sports Testing

Fairness wins out

Agile analytical testing methods for detecting an ever-increasing list of prohibited substances in equine drug screening. The prevalence of sports doping in horse racing and competition is enough to keep equine drug testing labs busier than ever.

Leading equine researchers trust Thermo Fisher Scientific to detect trace levels of banned substances, and retrospectively analyze data for newly-added drugs.

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Answer your most challenging sport testing applications with our high-performance GC-MS & GC-MS/MS systems.

Whether you require high throughput, highly sensitive quantitative performance or screening solutions to retrospectively answer tomorrow's doping questions, we have you covered.

Products for separation, seamless integration with mass spectrometry, and data management and analysis solutions.

Online sample preparation and multichannel HPLC combine to lower per-sample costs while increasing sample throughout and data quality.

Our flexible LIMS are trused to manage data, resources and workflows. Select specific application functionalities to dramatically reduce implementation, training, validation and maintenance costs.

Be more productive, reduce errors and get better results. These automated solutions perform high pressure solvent extraction of solid and semisolid samples, solid-phase extraction (SPE) from large-volume aqueous matrices to isolate trace organics, and solvent evaporation.

Equine sport testing workflow

Sample preparation

Equine sport testing laboratories may run thousands of samples each year; putting their reputations on the line. The volume of samples, complex sample matrices, variety of compounds, and unique small molecules mean sample prep techniques must require minimal time while offering fast throughput. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers the solutions to help maximize sample clean up and improve your analytical sensitivity.

Which sample prep solution is right for you?

 Solid phase extraction (SPE)Dionex AutoTrace 280 Solid-Phase Extraction (SPE) instrumentTranscend II System with Multi-channel and TurboFlow Technology
 Flexibility to quickly modify sample prep, while optimizing chromatography separation in a separate step.Extracts analytes of interest in a single automated step, while optimizing chromatography separation in a separate step.Combines proprietary online sample preparation technology and up to four separate, parallel UHPLC channels.
Online automated sample cleanup*
Simultaneous sample cleanup (up to 4 options)
Chromatographic separation included
Sample prep effortModerateModerateMinimal

* Automate in select workflows

Solutions for screening, confirmation and identification

With no international governing body controlling doping in racehorses, anti-doping regulations can vary, sometimes significantly, from one country to another. Additionally, there is no official standardization on thresholds, screening methods, screening limits, or what to do with the B sample—the “verification” sample and how to test it. Working with industry leaders, we continue to support leading edge equine testing.

Which mass spectrometer is right for you?

 TRACE 1610 Gas Chromatograph and TSQ 9610 Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS SystemTranscend II System with Multi-channel and TurboFlow Technology and TSQ Altis Triple Quadrupole mass spectrometerVanquish HPLC and UHPLC Systems and Exactive Plus Orbitrap mass spectrometer
Targeted Screening
Unknown Profiling & Retrospective Screening
Sample throughputLow to mediumHighMedium to high
Sample prepModerateMinimalMinimal
Dynamic range7 logs≤ 6 logs≤ 6 logs
Resolutionup to 280,000
Data analysis software

Software solutions to support your research to routine anti-doping workflow needs.

Perform targeted screening, routine quantitation, and qualitative review of GC, GC-MS, LC, and LC-MS data with TraceFindersoftware. TraceFinder software is easy-to-use and compatible with GC-MS and LC-MS systems from Thermo Scientific, as well as most GC and LC detectors. The software provides quantitative workflows and reports for environmental, food safety, clinical research and forensic toxicology applications.

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