Doctor's Data has spared no effort in creating a modern physical plant equipped with the most advanced instrumentation available to support our scientific team. The laboratory is a model of innovation, featuring state-of-the-art design, systems and materials which support our exacting work through optimal cleanliness, contamination control and streamlined specimen flow.
Our expertly trained team is supported by advanced instruments such as dynamic reaction cell inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (DRC-ICP/MS) for elemental analysis, DNA amplification assays, and automated identification and antimicrobial sensitivity instruments for recognition of bacterial resistance mechanisms and phenotypes in our clinical microbiology department.
In the interest of accurate, sensitive and cost effective analysis, we have always employed the best-available techniques. In fact, DDI was one of the first clinical reference laboratories to employ ICP-MS and high-resolution ICP-MS. We are also leaders in GC/MS, UHPLC, LC/MS QQQ and the latest in automated microbiology systems.
|1972 to 1998||Atomic absorption, cold-vapor AA , inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES)|
|1993 to present||Inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS), flow injection analysis, ultrasonic nebulization, microwave digestion|
|2002 to 2006||High-resolution ICP-MS|
|2005 to present||Dynamic reaction cell ICP-MS, new flow injection techniques and nebulizers|
|2001 to present||State-of-the-art chromatography laboratory; gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy (GC/MS), ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC) and liquid chromatography/mass spectroscopy triple quad (LC/MS QQQ) with electrospray ionization and advanced derivitization techniques for measurement of amino acids, fatty acids, methylation markers, vitamins and hormones|
|2006 to present||Vitek II automated ID/AST microbial identification, susceptibility testing, instrumentation and interpretation software|
|2011 to present||Meridian illumigene® C. difficile DNA molecular diagnostic assay|
|2012 to present||
MALDI Biotyper® matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization with time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry