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The laboratory of Dr. Nilesh Gaikwad offers advanced metabolomics services and development in the area of steroids.


Many physiological processes are controlled by steroids such as androgens, corticosteroids, estrogens and progestins. We have established a UPLC-triple quadrupole MS/MS multitarget assay to analyze steroids from urine, serum and tissue samples at fmol to pmol ranges. Data are processed by TargetLynx software followed by Origin statistical analyses. To improve precision and accuracy, each sample is analyzed in triplicate. The instrument is calibrated with steroids instead of generic calibrants and blank controls are interspersed for noise calculations.


Steroid platform has been used extensively to analyze bio-specimens from cancer (breast/prostate/ovary/endometrial/etc.), non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Parkinson’s disease patients.







We are interested in collaborative projects, please contact us for details.



Waters Xevo-TQ Mass spectrometer

Waters Acquity UPLC System

Waters Alliance 2790 separations module







Dr. Nilesh W. Gaikwad (530) 752-5255

Ms. Heidi Kucera        (530) 752-2906

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