Serine



Method(s): GC-MS/MS (1).

What is measured on the same platform, click here.
Platform B: MMA, tHcy, tCys, Met, Ser, Gly, Cysta, Sarc, His, Trp, Kyn, (KTR), HK, KA, XA, AA, HAA, NA, PA, Figlu, Orn, Asp, Glu, Lys, Ala, Phe, Ile, Leu, Pro, Val, Asn, Gln, Thr, Tyr, aKG, 3HIB, aHB, bHB, AcAc

Performance of the assay (GC-MS/MS)

Lower limit of detection (LOD): 10 µmol/L.
Within-day CV: 2 %; between-day CV: 3 %.

Indication(s)

Assessment of one-carbon status. Impaired serine metabolism has been assigned a role in psychiatric disorder and neurological disease.

Specimen, collection and processing

Patient/subject: Prandial status affects concentration, which increases slightly after a protein rich meal.
Matrix: Serum or EDTA plasma. The concentration is about 25 % higher in serum than in plasma.
Volume: Minimum volume is 50 µL, but 200 µL is optimal and allows reanalysis.
Preparation and stability: There is a time-dependent increase in serine in serum.

Transportation; for general instruction on transportation, click here.

Frozen, on dry ice.

Reported values, interpretation

Reported values: 95-200 µmol/L.
Intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC): 0.71.

Literature

1. Midttun, Ø., McCann, A., Aarseth, O., Krokeide, M., Kvalheim, G., Meyer, K., and Ueland, P.M. (2016). Combined measurement of 6 fat-soluble vitamins and 26 water-soluble functional vitamin markers and amino acids in 50 μL of serum or plasma by high-throughput mass spectrometry. Anal Chem 88, 10427-436.