Quantitative analysis of colistin A and colistin B in plasma and culture medium using a simple precipitation step followed by LC/MS/MS
2009 (English)In: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, ISSN 0731-7085, E-ISSN 1873-264X, Vol. 49, no 3, 760-767 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An analytical method for quantitation of colistin A and colistin B in plasma and culture medium is described. After protein precipitation with acetonitrile (ACN) containing 0.1% trifluoroacetic acid (TFA), the supernatants were diluted with 0.03% TFA. The compounds were separated on an Ultrasphere C18 column, 4.6 mm x 250 mm, 5 mu m particle size with a mobile phase consisting of 25% ACN in 0.03% TFA and detected with tandem mass spectrometry. The instrument was operating in ESI negative ion mode and the precursor-product ion pairs were m/z 1167.7 -> 1079.6 for colistin A and m/z 1153.7 -> 1065.6 for colistin B. The lower limit of quantification (LLOQ) for 100 mu L plasma was 19.4 and 10.5 ng/mL for colistin A and B, respectively, with CV <6.2% and accuracy <+/- 12.6%. For culture medium (50 mu L+ 50 mu L plasma), LLOQ was 24.2 and 13.2 ng/mL for colistin A and B, respectively, with CV <11.4% and accuracy <+/- 8.1%. The quick sample work-up method allows for determination of colistin A and B in clinical samples without causing hydrolysis of the prodrug colistin methanesulfonate (CMS).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 49, no 3, 760-767 p.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-152115DOI: 10.1016/j.jpba.2008.12.016ISI: 000264409800026OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-152115DiVA: diva2:412504