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J Chromatogr. 1977 Sep 1;143(5):427-62.

Profiling of human body fluids in healthy and diseased states using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, with special reference to organic acids.


This review summarizes recent advances in the application of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry to the study of human diseases. Emphasis is placed upon the organic acid profiles of the various body fluids. Methods for sample work-up prior to separation and mass spectrometric analysis are reviewed, and artifacts and pitfalls are discussed. Organic acid profiles, obtained with packed or capillary columns attached to mass spectrometers with or without computer systems, have led to the discovery of new normal metabolites, new metabolic disorders, and to new knowledge about a number of other diseases. Stable isotopes and gas chromatography--mass spectrometry are suitable for quantitative analysis of many compounds in the body fluids, and well suited for investigation of metabolic pathways.

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