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Table 1 Comparison of MS and NMR spectroscopy for metabolomics

From: How close is the bench to the bedside? Metabolic profiling in cancer research

Criterion Best technique
Equipment cost Neither
Maintenance cost MS
Cost per sample Neither
Sensitivity MS
Quantitation NMR
Resolvable metabolites MS
Identification of unknown metabolites NMR
Inter-laboratory reproducibility NMR
Potential for sample bias NMR
Technical skill requirement MS