LC/MS/MS seems to be the gold standard in sample analysis nowadays. However, some labs are still analyzing samples using GC/MS. The majority of published peer-reviewed articles are for LC/MS/MS, so those working with GC/MS instrumentation may not know how to change the sample preparation to better fit GC/MS.
Analytical laboratories using techniques such as LC-MS/MS or GC-MS are continuously searching for ways to increase throughput, reduce turnaround times and lower costs. Sample prep is often an underestimated component in this process, but is a critical step that removes matrix interferences, concentrates samples, and also protects expensive analytical instrumentation.