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Biochemical Genetics
Flow Injection Analysis-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (FIA-MS/MS)

Test development


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Test procedure


Two 1/8-inch dried blood spots (DBS) are excised from a single specimen. The enzymes are extracted by incubating the specimens with a mix of substrate and internal standard for acid sphingomyelinase (ASM), beta-glucocerebrosidase (ABG), alpha-glucosidase (GAA), alpha-galactosidase (GLA), galactocerebrosidase (GALC) and alpha-L-iduronidase (IDUA). The sample is then purified by liquid-liquid extraction. The second DBS is extracted with methanol containing d4-C26 lysophosphatidylcholines (LPC). The resulting extracts are then combined, evaporated, and reconstituted before analysis by tandem mass spectrometry.(Tortorelli S, Turgeon C, Gavrilov D, et al: Simultaneous testing for 6 lysosomal storage disorders and X-adrenoleukodystrophy in dried blood spots by tandem mass spectrometry. Clin Chem. 2016;62[9]:1248-1254)


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