Application of the gas--liquid chromatographic method previously reported by us was made to the analysis of the 22 amino acids including asparagine and glutamine in serum. The method permitted that aqueous serum samples obtained after deproteinization with perchloric acid were directly subjected to derivatization without any further clean-up procedure such as ion-exchange chromatography. The N-ethyloxycarbonyl methyl esters, which were prepared in the same manner as the N-isobutyloxycarbonyl methyl esters, were introduced for the determination of leucine, isoleucine, arginine and tyrosine. Both derivatives were prepared by two-step procedures involving alkyloxycarbonylation in aqueous media and esterification with diazomethane, and simultaneously analyzed by using the dual set of columns with the same thermal conditions. The advantages of this method are that the sample pretreatment and derivatization are very simple and rapid, and that both asparagine and glutamine along with other amino acids in serum can be determined.