Reporting of lipidomics data should be standardized

Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Biol Lipids. 2017 Aug;1862(8):747-751. doi: 10.1016/j.bbalip.2017.02.013. Epub 2017 Feb 24.


This article highlights, to our opinion, some of the most pertinent issues related to producing high quality lipidomics data. These issues include pitfalls related to sample collection and storage, lipid extraction, the use of shotgun and LC-MS-based lipidomics approaches, and the identification, annotation and quantification of lipid species. We hope that highlighting these issues will help stimulate efforts to implement reporting standards for dissemination of lipidomics data. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: BBALIP_Lipidomics Opinion Articles edited by Sepp Kohlwein.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chromatography, Liquid / methods
  • Lipid Metabolism / physiology*
  • Lipids / chemistry*
  • Mass Spectrometry / methods
  • Metabolomics / methods
  • Reference Standards


  • Lipids