High-performance liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectography (LC/MS-MS)

Quattro Ultima Platinum

The Health Department benefits from high-performance analytical equipment: liquid phase chromatographs coupled to mass spectrographs such as the Quattro-Ultima, the Quattro-Ultima Platinum and the Quattro Premier. These can be used to identify and quantify the following residues and contaminants:

Residues:

  • Coccidiostats
  • Nitrofuranes
  • Nitroimidazoles
  • Malachite green
  • Banned colorants (Methyl Yellow, Sudan)
  • Anthelmintics: benzimidazoles, avermectins, antiparasitics
  • Antibiotics: phenolic compounds, quinolones, macrolides, tetracyclines, sulfonamides
  • Stanozolol
  • β Agonists
  • Corticosteroids
  • Steroid hormones (androgens, oestrogens and progestogens)
  • Tranquilisers
  • Thyrostatics


Contaminants:

  • Mycotoxins
  • Phycotoxins