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Table 2 Comparison between 2-DEP & MS

From: Mass spectrometry and two-dimensional electrophoresis in prenatal diagnosis of mucopolysaccharidosis type VI

  Two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DEP) Mass spectrometry (MS)
1-How long it has been used Used for long time Recently used
2-Type of test Qualitative Quantitative
3-Amount of amniotic fluid Needs more Needs less
4-Duration (working days) 5 days 2 days
5-Experience needed More personal experience Training with machine
6-Person-dependency More Less
7-Cost Less More
8-Prospect Standard test Promising use in future