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Table 1 Examples of the experiments conducted using control samples with different settings applied in the MS instrument

From: A simpler method of preprocessing MALDI-TOF MS data for differential biomarker analysis: stem cell and melanoma cancer studies

Sample group Total samples Deflection mass (user-controlled) Delay time (instrument-controlled) Calibration standard (user/instrument-controlled) Total m/z points Intra-sample variation (in-between m/z ranges 800-3500)
Control (Plate 1) 15 650 da 9993 ns Internal 198592 95223 points ± 824
Control (Plate 2) 21 650 da 9993 ns Internal 198592 95213 points ± 3
Control (Plate 3) 10 450 da 9999 ns Internal 198584 95200 points ± 825
Control (Plate 4) 16 450 da 9999 ns External 198584 95199 points ± 3
Control (Plate 5) 10 450 da 10003 ns External 198602 95211 points ± 3