Due to its increased concentration in blood, 3-hydroxyisovalerylcarnitine (C5OH-I) is an important indicator for the diagnosis of organic acidemias in newborns. However, C5OH-I has not been used as a standard in tandem mass spectrometric (MS/MS) assays because its isolation is difficult. We developed a new synthesis of C5OH-I and investigated its behavior by MS/MS. A method using the multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode of MS/MS with HPLC was developed which provides high accuracy, precision and reproducibility. Acylcarnitine profiles in the serum and urine of a patient with multiple carboxylase deficiency (MCD) showed increased levels compared to a healthy patient.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 15-07-2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Cell Biology