Measurement of oncometabolites D-2-hydroxyglutaric acid and L-2-hydroxyglutaric acid

Patricia M Jones, Richard Boriack, Eduard A. Struys, Dinesh Rakheja

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We describe a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry assay for measurement of d-2-hydroxyglutaric acid and l-2-hydroxyglutaric acid. These metabolites are increased in specific inborn errors of metabolism and are now recognized as oncometabolites. The measurement of d-2-hydroxyglutarate in peripheral blood may be used as a biomarker for screening and follow-up of patients with IDH-mutated acute myeloid leukemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • 2-Hydroxyglutaric acid
  • 2HG
  • Biomarker
  • D-2-Hydroxyglutaric acid
  • D-2HG
  • L-2-Hydroxyglutaric acid
  • L-2HG
  • LC-MS/MS
  • Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry
  • Oncometabolite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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