TruView LCMS Certified Vials

TruView LCMS Certified Vials

The vial of choice for MS applications

The vial of choice for MS applications

Working at today’s low analyte concentration, you may see inconsistent results from analyte adsorption on the surface of glass vials. With the proprietary manufacturing process of TruView LCMS Certified vials, you can minimize adsorption and say goodbye to inconsistent results.

TruView autosampler vials are rigorously tested for dimensional characteristics, cleanliness with mass spectrometry, and adsorption using a variety of techniques including LC-UV and UPLC-MS and impact on analyte pH. Unlike today’s standard vials, TruView vials are the only vials tested and certified for low analyte adsorption at 1 ng/mL – making them the ideal solution for MS applications.

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  • Lowest adsorption of any glass autosampler vial 
  • Low pH shift of analytes
  • Ideal for MS application, it is the only vial tested with ACQUITY UPLC-MS/MS
  • Compatible with any autosampler
  • Rigorously tested with a four-step certification process
  • Meet workflow requirements with 12 x 32 mm combination packs of vials, caps, and septums, in clear or amber glass

Recommended Use: To minimize analyte loss due to adsorption for MS, LC, and GC. 

TruView LCMS Certified Vial Formats

TruView LCMS Certified Vial Formats

Max Recovery Vials
  • Ideal for smaller sample volumes
  • Conical vials for better sample recovery with syringes or micropipettes
  • Center draining for bottom draw needles
  • Available in amber or clear glass vials with caps
Total Recovery Vials
  • Ideal for sample limited applications
  • Designed for side draw needles to achieve high sample recovery
  • Available in clear glass vials with cap
Flat Bottom
  • Ideal for unlimited sample volume
  • Available in amber glass vials with caps

Reducing adsorption starts here

Inconsistent analytical results from small molecule analyte adsorption onto the surface of glass vials can be a problem at today’s low analyte concentrations. Some scientists have even experienced total analyte loss with samples stored in vials for an extended time. The vial chemistry, specifically the glass surface, is the major contributor to this problem.

Polar analytes may adsorb to the glass vial surface by polar-polar interaction and/or ion exchange mechanisms, thereby reducing the overall amount of sample in solution. TruView Certified LCMS Vials reduce this problem dramatically due to a stringent manufacturing process. The process yields a glass surface that has a lower concentration of free ions on the surface.

No analyte left behind

Instrument development is yielding more sensitive mass spectrometers. With more sensitive instruments, analytes can be detected at pg/mL levels. At these concentrations, understanding adsorption issues is critical for good quantitative results. We tested adsorption loss for the major manufacturers and saw high sample loss across manufacturers and clear and amber glass types – with significantly less loss with Waters TruView autosampler vials.

Average Analyte Loss

Average Analyte Loss


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