Du Toit Lab

The Steroid Laboratory primarily focuses on state-of-the-art mass spectrometry based analysis for research and clinical questions. With the help of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry (LC-HRMS), we study steroid metabolism and try to identify and quantify novel steroid pathways. These methods enable us to answer research-related questions and translate these into clinical diagnosis in patients. In this context, we provide clinical routine analysis of steroid-related diseases in collaboration with the Center of Laboratory Medicine (ZLM) at Inselspital.

We offer research collaboration services in steroid analysis in different matrices (including cells, urine, plasma, serum, tissue, saliva, etc.). If you are interested in a collaboration, please contact the group leader.