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A reagent comprises: a) an analyte moiety comprising at least two analyte residues, and linked to; b) a tag moiety comprising one or more reporter groups adapted for detection by mass spectrometry, wherein a reporter group designates an analyte residue, and the reporter group at each position of the tag moiety is chosen to designate an analyte residue at a defined position of the analyte moiety. A plurality of such reagents, each comprising a different analyte moiety, provides a library of reagents which may be used in assay methods involving a target substance. Analysis of the tag moieties indicates the nature of the analyte moieties bound to the target substance. A method of sequencing nucleic acid employs a library of the reagents to determine the sequence of a target nucleic acid.