Step 1: Initial consultation: Investigators should sign up for a consultation prior to sample submission to ensure a clear understanding of sample requirements for processing through the facility. To arrange a consultation you can contact Drs. Wai Lam / Bin Deng by phone (802-656-4709, 802-656-5099) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Step 3: Only trained persons directly operate mass spectrometers in the facility. However, the users are welcome to come, learn and participate in their sample analysis.
Step 4: Results will be sent via e-mail or provided as a printed copy. The raw data will be provided upon request.
It is best to send samples via FedEx if you are a non-UVM user or drop off samples in person. Please be advised that drop-off hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and you must call us before dropping off. If you have any questions, please call us at 656- 5099 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Investigators should use silver staining reagents that are compatable with mass spectrometry. The facility recommends SilverQuestTM(Invitrogen) and Focus FAST silver (G Biosciences, Cat # 786-240). However, investigators could also use mass-spec compatible reagents from other vendors.