Disorders of Fatty Acid Oxidation in the Era of Tandem Mass Spectrometry in Newborn Screening

Sandra Banta-Wight, Kathleen C. Shelton, Michael J. Bennett

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With recent advances in laboratory technology with tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS), the number of infants identified with a fatty acid oxidation disorder has increased dramatically. Disorders of fatty acid oxidation comprise one of the most rapidly growing groups within the field of errors of metabolism. This review will explore the recent developments in newborn screening related to the use of tandem mass spectrometry and disorders of fatty acid oxidation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-29
Number of pages12
JournalNewborn and Infant Nursing Reviews
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2008



  • Fatty acid oxidation
  • Tandem mass spectrometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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