Tandem mass spectrometry--the potential

J Inherit Metab Dis. 1999 Jun;22(4):568-71. doi: 10.1023/a:1005520726774.


We summarize the current status of the use of tandem mass spectrometry for the detection of inherited metabolic disorders and the investigation of the pathophysiology of these conditions. We also indicate some of the more recent developments of this technology that have potential diagnostic applications.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Mass Spectrometry*
  • Metabolism, Inborn Errors / diagnosis*