In biology, lipids are defined as hydrophobic or amphiphilic molecules and constitutes a large diverse group of molecules responsible for numerous biological functions including membrane structures, energy storage, signal transduction and regulation of gene expression. In addition, lipids have also several applications in cosmetic and food industry. 

Vitas can offer a range of analytical services related to lipid analysis. Our services include the whole workflow from the sample preparation, the analytical measurements and the evaluation of the raw data. We can also offer both targeted and untargeted lipidomic approaches using state of the art technology.  Our extensive lipid analytical services include (but not limited) to lipid groups such as;

  • Fatty acids (Free/Total)
  • Glycerolipids (mono-, di-, and triglycerides)
  • Phospholipids (PC, PE, PI, PA, PG, PS and lyso variants)
  • Sphingolipids (Ceramides, Sphingomyelins, S1P etc)
  • Steroids (Sex hormones, fat soluble vitamins, Cholesterol, Cholesterol esters, etc)

Our lipid services can be applied on a range of different sample types. Typical samples analysed are (but not limited to):
  • Blood related samples (Whole blood, plasma, serum, DBS etc)
  • Tissue related samples (Liver, muscle, Cell lines, liposomes, etc)
  • Tear/meibum samples
  • Marine oils (Calanus, Krill, Cod liver, etc)

Vitas can also perform  more comprehensive lipidomic analysis such as both targeted/untargeted multicomponent lipidomc analysis (click here for more information). 

Contact us to find out more about our lipid analytical services.