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Title: Liquid chromatographic high-throughput analysis of ketamine and its metabolites in human plasma using a monolithic silica column and solid phase extraction.
Authors: Hassan Y Aboul-Enein
Mohamed M Hefnawy
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Talenta
Abstract: A rapid and sensitive liquid chromatographic (LC) assay was developed for the simultaneous determination of ketamine (KE) and its two main metabolites, namely, norketamine (NK) and dehydronorketamine (DHNK) in human plasma. Each compound together with an internal standard (Labetalol) was extracted from the plasma matrix using solid phase extraction (SPE). The applicability of monolithic LC phases in the field of quantitative bioanalysis has been evaluated. The existing method with UV detection set at 220nm was successfully transferred from a conventional reversed phase column to a 10cm x 4.6mm i.d. monolithic silica column. By simply increasing the mobile phase flow-rate, run times were about six-fold reduced and consumption of mobile phase were about two-fold decreased, while the chromatographic resolution of the analytes remain unaffected. The method was validated over the range 25-2000ng/mL for KE, 25-1500ng/mL for NK, and 15-750ng/mL for DHNK. The method proved to be precise (within-run precision ranges from 2.2 to 7.2% and between-run precision ranges from 3.7 to 8.2%) and accurate (within-run accuracies ranged from 1.3 to 7.2% and between-run accuracies ranged from 1.5 to 8.7%). The mean absolute recoveries were 95.3, 96.9, and 103.9% for KE, NK and DHNK, respectively. The limit of quantitation (LOQ) and limit of detection (LOD) for KE and NK in human plasma were 25 and 12.5ng/mL, respectively, and for DHNK were 15 and 7.5ng/mL (S/N = 3). The assay should be suitable for use in routine determination of KE and its metabolites in human plasma
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