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Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Unit
Department of Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong & The New Territories East Cluster Hospitals, Hospital Authority

Contact Person: Dr Kam, Kin Ting Richard, PhD

Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
Room 34018, 1/F, Clinical Sciences Building,
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT

Nature of work: Research and routine clinical service in chemical pathology.
Research Interests:
  1. Measurement of steroid & peptide hormones for endocrine investigations
  2. Therapeutic drug monitoring by measuring drug concentrations
  3. Study of vitamins in health and disease condition
  4. On-demand bioanalysis service of pharmaceutics for clinical trials
Routine service:
  1. Measurement of carnitine and acylcarnitines for the detection of inborn errors of metabolism.
  2. Quantitation of immunosuppressants (cyclosporin A, tacrolimus, sirolimus, everolimus and mycophenolic acid).
  3. Quantitation of steroids (17-hydroxyprogesterone, androstenedione, testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, estradiol, cortisol & cortisone) in serum, urine or saliva.
  4. Therapeutic drug monitoring service (busulfan, imatinib).
  5. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and D3.
  6. Serum total insulin-like growth factor 1 and 2 quantitation, and variant detection.
  7. Plasma renin activity and aldosterone concentration.
  8. Comprehensive drug screening by UPLC TOF MS.
  9. MS Instrumentation:
  10. 8 units of LC tandem MS (Waters Quattro Micro; Waters TQ Detector; Waters Xevo TQ; Waters Xevo TQD; Waters Xevo TQS micro; 2 x Waters Xevo TQS, Waters Xevo TQXS with online SPE).
  11. 2 unit of UPLC TOF MS (Waters G2S; Waters G2XS).
MS services:   Yes, please contact us

For further information, please contact Dr Richard Kam at +852 3505-2562 or (richardktkam@cuhk.edu.hk)



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