Overview
At the UC Riverside Metabolomics Core, we have several LC-MS and GC-MS platforms geared towards specific classes of metabolites. For more comprehensive coverage, a single sample or metabolite extract can be analyzed on several different platforms. 

Most services start at around $74/sample, but the cost is largely dependent on sample preparation complexity and sample set size. Please contact the Metabolomics Core Team (metabolomics@ucr.edu) to discuss options and pricing for your project.

All services include:
Sample preparation
(lyophilization, homogenization)
Metabolite extraction
(monophasic, biphasic, solid-phase extraction)
Data collection
(UPLC metabolite separation coupled to MS detection)
Data processing 
(peak finding, alignment, integration, normalization, metabolite ID)
Statistical analysis with interactive plots
(univariate, multivariate, post-hoc analysis, heat maps, PCA plots, box plots, violin plots, volcano plots)


Central Carbon Metabolism
Over 100 constituents of central carbon metabolism are typically
detected with this approach:
Sugar phosphates (Glycolysis)
Organic acids (TCA cycle)
Amino acids
Purines
Pyrimidines


Lipidomics
Up to 300 lipids can be detected with this approach:

Sphingomyelins
Ceramides
Phospholipids
Sterols
Fatty acids
Triglycerides


Secondary Metabolites
The number and type of secondary metabolites detected with this
approach is largely dependent on sample type, but typically include:
Flavonoids
Glycosides
Anthocyanins
Sterols
Phenolics
Alkaloids


Neutral Sugars
A GC-MS assay capable of separating several neutral sugar isomers:
Monosaccahrides
Disaccharides
Trisaccharides


Phytohormones
A panel of 8 phytohormones (more info):

Auxins (IAA, ICA)
Cytokinins (trans-Zeatin)
Jasmonic acid
Jasmonic acid-Isoleucine
OPDA
Abscisic acid
Salicylic acid