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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 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 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 Multi-Residue Pesticides in Rice by LC/MS/MS

Due to the large number of pesticides potentially used in rice production, the use of multi-residue methods capable of determining many pesticides in one single run is the most efficient approach. In this study, a fast, sensitive and selective multiresidue method has been developed for analysis of o ...

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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 illegal dyes in Chili Spices via UHPLC-MS/MS

Since 2003 the usage of azo and non-azo dyes for food coloring has been declared as illegal by many of the food international authorities across the globe. That is because these substances such as Sudan I,II,III,IV and Rhodamine B, are potentially carcinogens and genotoxin in nature. As of now, no o ...

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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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Detection of Fipronil and Metabolites in Eggs by LC-MS/MS

Fipronil is a broad-spectrum phenylpyrazole insecticide almost used to protect corps from insects but also to treat lice and ticks in chickens. The U.S. EPA classified fipronil as Group C, possible human carcinogen, therefore International organizations defined admissible limits for the fipronil usa ...

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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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Determination of Sulfonamides in Honey

In apiculture, sulfonamides are the most commonly used antibiotics to treat American and European Foulbrood, a type of disease that infects bees. This application note demonstrates how QSight 200 System can provides a very sensitive and robust platform for the analysis of sulfonamides in honey.

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Direct Analysis of Glyphosate and Similar Polar Pesticides in Oatmeal by UHPLC-MS/MS

Glyphosate is a very polar compound with high solubility in water and low solubility in most organic solvents and, as such, requires methods based on derivatization which are labor-intensive and time consuming. The present work shows a 12 minute LC-MS/MS method with an amino-based column to analyze ...

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Fast and Targeted Analysis of Cell Culture Media Components using QSight LC/MS/MS

Quantitative analysis of cell culture media components is a critical step in upstream bioprocess development. A comprehensive and quantitative understanding of cellular metabolic components could lead to a greater understanding of the process impacts on cell growth, productivity, and product quality ...

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High Sensitivity Analysis of Estrogens in Water and Urine by Direct Injection UHPLC/MS/MS

Estrogen plays an important role in the human body, but excess concentrations of endogenous estrogens, a known endocrine disrupting compound (EDC), in urine have been linked to the development and growth of breast cancer and tumors in females. Endogenous estrogens, including estrone (E1), 17ß-estrad ...

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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 Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APEO) And Alkylphenols (AP) In Textiles

Alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEOs) are common surfactants used in in industrial and consumer detergents and cleaners, as well plastics and many industrial applications. Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEOs) belong to the group of non-ionic surfactants and are of particular interest, as they tend to degrade t ...

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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: Optimized Approach for the Analysis of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Aqueous Samples by EPA Method 1633

Growing health concerns regarding PFAS and their prevalence in consumer goods and the environment indicate a critical need to execute existing and upcoming regulatory methods simply and reliably on commercially available instrumentation. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has es ...

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Measurement of Cortisol & Cortisone in Urine

Simultaneous detect and quantify cortisol and cortisone in urine using the QSight 200 series mass spectrometer coupled with a commercially available kit.

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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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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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Novel ESI and APCI LC/MS/MS Method for Testing Cannabis and Hemp Concentrate Samples

The use of cannabis concentrates and CBD products (edibles, topicals, vape products, etc.) has increased in popularity as new regulation has been passed legalizing medicinal and recreational use in a number of states and provinces. Testing to ensure that pesticide and mycotoxin levels in cannabis pr ...

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Rapid Analysis of Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water Using UHPLC/MS/MS

Haloacetic acids (HAAs) are a class of undesired by-products resulting from the reaction of chlorinated disinfectants with natural organic matter in water, Which is known to be carcinogenic. The Japan Ministry of Health revised the inspection method for HAAs, which led to expansion of the analytical ...

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Rapid and Sensitive Analysis of 17 Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Water by Direct Injection with QSight 420

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a diverse group of synthetic organic compounds which have been utilized as aqueous film forming foams (AFFF) for firefighting purposes, and as stain and water resistant coatings on a number of consumer products such as clothing, furniture or cookware. P ...

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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 Pesticides Residues and Illegal Additives in Wine

Wine can often contain pesticides and fungicides that have been sprayed on the fruits during their growing period. In addition to these contaminants, wine can also contain additives that have been deliberately added during production processes to improve its flavor and color. In this study, a simple ...

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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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Brochure

QSight Pesticides Analyzer Brochure

Pesticides can adversely affect human health through the food we consume but can also leach into soil and groundwater and impact us through the environment. To keep up with a complex and constantly changing regulatory environment, your pesticide analysis solution needs to keep up with your burgeonin ...

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Ebook

What's in Your Water? PFAS Analysis Explained

Over the past decade, awareness and concern about Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) has grown and led to more in-depth analysis of these compounds and the effects that they can have on human health. Due to their inert nature, PFASs are persistent organic pollutants and have been found to ac ...

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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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Poster

Advanced Solutions for Polymers and Plastics

This poster lays out our whole material characterization range for the analysis of polymers and plastics. Find ideal techniques and instruments at each stage in the polymer manufacturing process: Resin Development - Resin Manufacture - Compound Development - Compound Manufacture - Product Forming - ...

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Product Note

QSight Triple Quadrupole LC/MS/MS Preparing Your Lab

Lab reequirements for QSight triple quad LC/MS/MS systems, including storage, suppleis, space, electrical, power, gas supply requirements

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Technical Note

Flow Characteristics of a Laminar Flow Interface for LC/MS/MS

Simulation using sophisticated modeling techniques has become a powerful tool for mass spectrometry

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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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Theoretical Studies of Swirling Flow and Heating Methods

Theoretical Studies of Swirling Flow and Heating Methods on Droplet Evaporation in a Heated Coaxial

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Webinars

White Paper

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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