| | Re: Lc Ms/ms
I'm very certain that the LC system and MS detector can be separated either when you purchase them or use them. For example, I'm using Thermo Finnigan TSQ quantum API MS/MS, the LC system was from the same company, Surveyor, recently we sent it for the repair of the autosampler and we have been using the other LC pump and injector for LC separation.
Also some time if I only want to examine the protein profile of my samples, I bypass the sample from ESI-MS/MS detection, for I don't want the complicated or say, ''dirty'' raw sample to go into the ESI ion source, I use the UV detector coupled to the LC system. Of course this sample can still go to ESI-MS/MS detection after the UV detector if you want.