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QSight LC/MS/MS System

More than ever, laboratories analyzing food and environmental samples are faced with evolving challenges with stricter regulations demanding lower detection limits and higher levels of productivity. Lab operations need to be optimized, without any compromise on analysis confidence and accuracy.

With the PerkinElmer QSight® Triple Quad LC/MS/MS labs can test for the most challenging samples with maximized uptime and confidence. The unique dual-source configuration enables high-throughput labs to collect data in two complementary modes, maximizing the output from a single injection. Combined with the StayClean technology dramatically reduced source cleaning and maintenance, translating into higher productivity and high ROI. Running on the PerkinElmer Simplicity 3Q Software, the PerkinElmer QSight Triple Quad LC/MS/MS is easy-to-learn and use and it is a complete solution streamlining the complete workflow, from validated method development to data reporting.

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BC003844
QSight 420 LC/MS/MS
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BC003382
QSight 220 LC/MS/MS
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QSight 210 LC/MS/MS
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QSight 110 LC/MS/MS
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Overview

The QSight LC/MS/MS System provides the capability and confidence required to analyze the most complex food and environmental samples. With high level of sensitivity and throughput, laboratories can meet even the most stringent regulatory requirements rapidly, easily, and effectively

  • Sensitivity for the most demanding regulations
  • Easy-to-use with ready to implement methods
  • Patented flow-based technology that enables up to 15% more productivity
  • StayClean Source, self-cleaning design for maximum sensitivity and exceptional uptime
  • Laminar Flow Ion Guide for highly efficient field-free transmission, providing virtually no maintenance requirements
  • Dual Source technology gives you the capability to set ESI or APCI modes, with two independent probes for true multiplexing
  • Modular Simplicity 3Q Software to acquire, quantify, and report with flexible data viewing options and powerful remote diagnostics.
  • Different models available (QSight 110 LC/MS/MS, QSight 210 LC/MS/MS, QSight 220 LC/MS/MS, QSight 420 LC/MS/MS) addressing different levels of performance and efficiency required by different labs’ analysis needs.

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Model Name QSight 420 LC/MS/MS
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Application Note

A Multiclass Multiresidue Method for Analysis of Veterinary Drugs in Chicken by UHPLC/MS/MS

Veterinary drugs are used in animal production to treat diseases, prevent infection and protect growth of animals, which helps provide quality marketplace. However the uncontrolled use may cause heavy human disease so regulatory agencies around the world have established maximum residue levels (MRLs ...

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A Simple and Sensitive Method for Rapid Determination of PFOA and PFOS in Water Samples by Direct Injection UHPLC/MS/MS

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), or Per- and polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs), represent a group of anthropogenic chemicals that have been produced and widely used in industrial applications and consumer products since the 1950s. The unique physical and chemical characteristics of these ...

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A Single Cannabis Method to Meet California Pesticide and Mycotoxin Residues Regulatory Requirements

Testing for the levels of pesticide and mycotoxins in cannabis is important to ensure consumer safety and quality control. In this work, the PerkinElmer application development team analyzed all 66 pesticides (including very hydrophobic and chlorinated pesticides typically analyzed by GC-MS/MS) and ...

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Analysis of Acrylamide in Potato Chips by Isotopically Standard Addition UHPLC-MS/MS

Acrylamide is a probable carcinogen organic compound that is found in some foods that are cooked at elevated temperatures. It’s origins are due to the condensation of the amino acid asparagine and glucose as part of Maillard reaction. In 2002, Acrylamide was found to be present in french fries and b ...

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Analysis of Aflatoxins by UHPLC

Aflatoxin B1 is considered to be the most genotoxic of the mycotoxins, and, when ingested by cows, is converted to aflatoxin M1 which has been shown to cause liver cancer in certain animals.

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Analysis of Challenging Polar Contaminants in Water by LC/MS/MS with Direct Injection

Several directives throughout the EU provide guidance on environmental quality standards for water, and define more than 30 priority substances as significant risk to humans. Many of the monitoring limits within these directives are set at low µg/L (ppb) levels, and as such, require highly sensitive ...

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Analysis of Low PPT Levels of Estrogens in Serum without Derivatization Using QSight 420 UHPLC/MS/MS System

Estrogens are steroid hormones derived from cholesterol. They are crucial for the development of female secondary sex characteristics and reproductive functions, and are also important for many other non–sex-specific processes, including growth, skeleton maintenance, cardioprotective, and neuroprote ...

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Analysis of Mycotoxins in Multi-Grain and Corn Cereals

Mycotoxins produced by fungi as toxic secondary metabolites, leave grains, maize and cereals particularly vulnerable. With this in mind, and considering that an estimated 25% of all crops show some signs of mycotoxin contamination, many countries have established regulatory guidelines for maximum my ...

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Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances by EPA Method 8327 Using the QSight 220 UHPLC/MS/MS

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are man-made carbon-chain based compounds that have been widely used in commercial and industrial products such as fire-fighting foams, water proofing treatments for clothing and furniture, nonstick cookware, and paper. PFAS’ are thermally and chemically st ...

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Analysis of Pesticide Residues in Cannabis Regulated by Oregon State Using LC/MS/MS

Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) has become the method of choice for pesticide. The state of Oregon has issued regulatory limits for 59 pesticide residues in both cannabis flower and concentrates, while other states have come up with their own lists of pesticide residues rel ...

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Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) by Online SPE-LC/MS/MS in Drinking Water

This application note details an online-SPE-LC/MS/MS method for the determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in drinking water samples which reaches the low detection levels required by EU regulations. The method couples the SP50 UHPLC system to the QSight® 400 series triple-quad mas ...

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Analysis of Pork Adulterated Meat

A selective and sensitive LC/MS/MS method for fast identification and analysis of meat samples using three peptides specific for pork as biomarkers. . The optimized sample preparation procedure is easy to follow and can be used for analyzing raw, cooked and processed meat products. This method can s ...

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Analysis of Target Pesticide Residues in Berries with LC/MS/MS Coupled with a QuEChERS Sample Prep

Analysis of target pesticide residues in berries using a unique laminar flow UHPLC-ESI-MS/MS

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Analysis of near 400 Pesticides in Tea Via LC/MS/MS

With routine labs tasked with the analysis of larger and larger target lists, and with greater numbers of samples requiring analysis, we deployed simple sample preparation protocols such as solvent extraction to meet the need of high sample throughput with lower cost. In this work, we demonstrate ho ...

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Application Compendium - Analytical Solutions for Pesticides Analysis

The increasing demand for organic products, evolving global regulations, and improving accessibility of agricultural hubs to global markets results in pressure on food safety precautions. Translating, in part, to increased pesticide residue analysis demand. Mass spectrometry meets pesticide analysis ...

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Determination of Aflatoxin M1 in Milk and Infant Formula by QSight LC-MS-MS

Aflatoxin B1 is often found in animal feeds such as corn, cottonseed cake, groundnut meal, and other agricultural commodities. When these contaminated feeds are ingested by milk-producing animals, such as cattle, aflatoxin B1 can be converted to aflatoxin M1 (a hydroxy derivate of aflatoxin B1) by o ...

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Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Seafood by UHPLC- MS/MS

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can contaminate foods during smoking, heating, and drying processes that allow combustion products to come into direct contact with food. They can also enter food supply chains through contaminated air and water, and accumulate in various food chains. Regulati ...

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LC/MS/MS Analytical Method for Pesticide Residue in Cannabis Flower as Defined by Florida Testing Requirements

This application note outlines a new workflow with one instrument platform (LC/MS/MS) method that is ideal for simultaneous analysis of pesticide and mycotoxins residue in cannabis. This application note demonstrates the performance of a LC/MS/MS ESI and APCI method with a single solvent extraction ...

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LC/MS/MS: Analysis of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Aqueous Samples by EPA Method 1633

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of synthetic chemicals developed in the 1940s, and widely used for their surfactant properties. Due to their prevalent use within consumer products and persistence in nature, PFAS have leached into the air, soil, and water, making exposure wides ...

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LC/MS/MS: Determination of Nitrosamines in Tobacco Products

Tobacco specific nitrosamines (TSNA) are a group of chemicals found in tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and tobacco smoke. They are widely considered to be among the most important arcinogens in tobacco products and cigarette smoke. Tobacco product manufacturers must report their contents in tobacco prod ...

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Measurement of Homovanillic Acid, Vanillylmandelic Acid & 5-HydroxyIndoleAcetic Acid in Urine

Discover a fast and reliable UHPLC-MS/MS method for the determination of HVA, VMA, and 5-HIAA acid in urine using the QSight 200 series mass spectrometer and a commercially available kit.

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Measurement of Remdesivir & Its Metabolite GS-441524 in Plasma

Sensitive and accurate determination of remdesivir and GS-441524 in human plasma samples for pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies of remdevisir.

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Meeting Canadian Cannabis Pesticide Residues Regulatory Requirements by LC/MS/MS

Following the 2018 legalization of recreational cannabis usage in Canada, the quality and safety of cannabis products has garnered significant attention. Health Canada has developed a regulatory program mandating pesticide testing on all cannabis products. Under the program, licensed producers (LPs) ...

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Method Validation for Atrazine Analysis in Fresh, Atypical Mineral and Carbonated Waters

EU water policies are reevaluated on a consistent basis to ensure water sources do not contain contaminants at levels above regulatory levels. As regulations are reviewed, regulatory limits are often lowered, and analytical techniques must adapt to meet the new stringent requirements. In this applic ...

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Pesticide in Grapes by LC-MS/MS

The Grape crop is one of the most important fruit crops consumed in the world. Grapes are consumed both as fresh and as processed products, such as wine, jam, juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar and grape seed oil. A large variety of pesticides are used in grape production throughout ...

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Polymer Applications Compendium

Today’s plastics are some of the most used materials on a global volume basis. Broadly integrated into today’s industrial and commercial lifestyles, they make a major, irreplaceable contribution to virtually every product category. In this compendium you will find a wide range of applications for po ...

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Quantitation of Microcystins and Nodularin in Drinking Water Samples to Meet EPA Method 544 Requirements Using QSight LC/MS/MS

Cyanotoxins often exist intracellularly in cyanobacteria and are released into the water when cells die. Blooms caused by cyanobacteria can be harmful to the human health, animals, and the environment. Microcystin-LR (MC-LR) is one of the most common cyanotoxins and ingestion will cause negative hum ...

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Quantitation of Pesticide and Mycotoxin Residues in Cannabis as Defined by Seven States Recreational Cannabis Regulations

This application note describes a novel LC/MS/MS method with dual ESI and APCI source for analysis of different pesticides and mycotoxins residues regulated by seven different states in cannabis samples as of June 2021. The straightforward sample preparation procedure allows to achieve short sample ...

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Simple and Sensitive Method for Determination of Ochratoxin A in Wine by LC/ MS Using QSight Technology

Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a secondary metabolite produced by Penicillium and Aspergillus fungi species found in soil and organic matter, and is one of the most widely reported of the nearly 400 recognized mycotoxin contaminants of agricultural products. OTA can enter the human food chain through contami ...

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Simultaneous Detection of Estrogenic and Progestogenic Hormones in Edible Bird's Nest

This application note presents a sensitive and reliable LC/MS/MS method using the PerkinElmer QSight

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Simultaneous Determination of Plant Growth Regulators in Bean Sprouts

A simple and sensitive method for the simultaneous determination of plant growth regulators

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“No Dilute” Just Shoot: Robustness of a QSight LC-ESI-MS/MS for Low Level Pesticide Residue Analysis in Wine

In this study, the QSight LC-MS/MS system was used to evaluate the potential of eliminating sample preparation for trace level pesticide analysis in a complex sample such as wine. We injected undiluted red and white wine samples into the mass spectrometer and studied reproducibility in analysis of t ...

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Article

Driving Lab Efficiency and Performance Acceleration with LC/MS/MS

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted industries, economies, and lives, and brought about the need for a new approach for contract testing laboratories working in different application fields. Considering the directions shaping the laboratory industry, this article revises trends that could be also applied ...

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Guide

Tips for Launching a Modern Cannabis Testing Lab

Demand for cannabis testing services continues to climb as more US states and countries around the globe implement regulated adult-use markets. The cannabis testing sector in the US, like many facets of the cannabis industry, is challenged by the complexity of working with a federally illegal but st ...

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Product Note

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Regulatory Compliance Certification

Product Certificate - QSight 300/400 Series

Product Certificate for the QSight 300/400 Series

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Technical Note

Ion Transmission Through a Quadrupole Ion Guide

Ion Transmission Through a Quadrupole Ion Guide Under the Combined Influence of Viscous Flow and RF

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Mitigation of PFAS in Drinking Water Through Analytical Innovation

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have gained significant attention as an emerging environmental and safety threat in the United States. Since the 1940s, PFAS are ubiquitous in industrial usage due to their chemical stability, thermal stability, and high resistance to degradation. Bioaccumu ...

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