McMaster University

McMaster University

Special Analytes

The neonatal research program at McMaster University has been awarded a major grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) that has provided funding for all of our equipment and services.

List of Special Analytes

Elemental Analysis

  • C, CN, CNS mode for liquids and solids
  • N-analysis for protein (TN, TP, NPN)


  • Amino acids
  • Bilirubin, free
  • Cortisol
  • Lactose in milk
  • Oxidative stress markers
    • Oxo-8-DG
    • Malondialdehyde
    • Nitrotyrosine
  • Tryptophan metabolites
    • Kynurenine
  • Vitamin D


  • Free fatty acids (dairy products)

Isotope ratio mass spectroscopy / stable isotopes

    • Pyrolysis:  Doubly labeled water (DLW), H/D and 16O/18O
  • Combustion-IRMS
    • 12C/13C, 14N/15N and H/D

Wet lab methods:  fat in dairy products (extraction)


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