Plasma pipecolic acid is frequently elevated in non-peroxisomal disease

J Inherit Metab Dis. 2002 Dec;25(8):699-701. doi: 10.1023/a:1022889400302.


We reviewed our data on patients in whom plasma pipecolic acid was analysed. Mild to moderate elevations of pipecolic acid were frequently found in non-peroxisomal disorders and this should be taken into account when interpreting the laboratory data.

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers
  • False Positive Reactions
  • Humans
  • Metabolism, Inborn Errors / blood*
  • Peroxisomal Disorders / blood*
  • Pipecolic Acids / blood*
  • Pipecolic Acids / cerebrospinal fluid
  • Retrospective Studies


  • Biomarkers
  • Pipecolic Acids
  • pipecolic acid