Determination of melatonin in human plasma with solid-phase extraction, high-performance liquid chromatography and fluorescence detection
2003 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, ISSN 0036-5513, Vol. 63, no 1, 81-88 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A new bioanalytical method for the determination of melatonin in plasma with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and fluorescence detection preceded by solid-phase extraction has been developed and validated. Melatonin was extracted from 3 mL plasma using a Waters Oasis HLB solid-phase extraction cartridge and the elute was evaporated to dryness and dissolved in 200 microl mobile phase; acetonitrile-phosphate buffer, 0.01 M pH 7.2 (25:75, v/v). 125 microL was injected into the HPLC system and separation was carried out on a Waters SymmetryShield RP18 column 5 microm (250 x 4.6 mm). Excitation and emission wavelengths were set to 285 nm and 345 nm, respectively. The HPLC system was able to separate melatonin and internal standard (5-fluorotryptamine) from other endogenous indole compounds such as serotonin and tryptophan. Determination down to 0.10 nmol/L was possible, with an intra-assay precision of about 13%. Melatonin was stable in plasma for at least 30 days at about 23 degrees C.
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2003. Vol. 63, no 1, 81-88 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-48687PubMedID: 12729073OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-48687DiVA: diva2:76593