Sample submission and data retrieval for Mass Spectrometry
- See guidelines on sample preparation
- If this is a first time experiment, contact the lab about what data you need, the capabilities of the technique and sample requirements
- If you are new to LabLink, see the page on starting
- Create a project and enter sample information in LabLink.
- Fill out a spreadsheet which you upload. LabLink provides a sample sheet. If there are error messages during upload, information will not transfer to LabLink. Save Excel sheets as xls (Office 2003) format; xlsx files may give "I/O error" message.
- For MALDI, there is a mildly customized -users submitting samples to be run the the Mass Spectrometry lab need to complete all fields. A note on the purpose of the data is often helfpul and also complete information on the composition and amount of the current solvent
- Frequent users of MALDI may find it worthwhile to use the Open Access program and run samples themselves (users need to bring their own sample plate); users can reserve the instrument through collab.itc.virginia.edu ( instructions)
- Give sample tubes unique names
- Bring to room 1105 Jordan Hall
- If submitting gel bands, bring the whole gel and a picture showing the bands or spots to be analyzed.
- If shipping the gel from outside the University of Virginia, we suggest sealing it in a plastic bag. Place the bag between sheets of cardboard for protection. Send samples to:
Dr. Nicholas Sherman
Department of Microbiology, Box 800734,
University of Virginia Health System,
Jordan Hall room 1105
1340 Jefferson Park Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0734
Getting your data from LabLink
- Web based.
- Project status updated with progress.
- Results in electronic format posted to the project
- Data can be shared with people you chose
- Data stored on GenoLogics LIMS.
If you have problems or questions, please contact the Keck MS Lab staff.