Vial preparation: 1) Remember to add stir bar for efficient mixing. Catalysts, salts, or visible precipitate should be washed clear of head space and into solution. Particles adhering to glass head space could cause excessive heating increasing possibility of failure of vial. Stay within specified vial volume range (see diagram for proper filling).
Analysis of drug panels in urine samples can be challenging, and the trend towards larger panels including multiple drug classes compounds the issues faced during method development. This white paper examines a number of aspects of sample preparation, and their impact on the success of subsequent LC-MS/MS analysis of broad urine panels. Section 1 examines the applicability of various sample preparation techniques: supported liquid extraction, reverse phase SPE and mixed-mode SPE, to the various classes of drugs extracted. In addition, hydrolysis approaches: enzyme type and protocol used (time, temperature), are compared. Mixed-mode reverse phase/cation exchange SPE is widely used for extraction of basic drug classes from urine, but the inclusion of drugs and metabolites that exhibit ‘non-typical’ functionality within urine panels can be problematic. Section 2 examines the impact of various parameters (interference wash strength, elution solvent composition) on analyte retention, elution and extract cleanliness with particular focus on zwitterionic (gabapentin, pregabalin) and non-ionic (carisoprodol, meprobamate) drugs.
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This application note describes the extraction of a panel of 19 steroid hormones from human serum using EVOLUTE® EXPRESS ABN solid phase extraction plates prior to LC/MS analysis. The simple sample preparation procedure delivers clean extracts and analyte recoveries greater than 80% with RSDs lower than 10% for the majority of analytes. Linearity of >0.99 is achieved for all analytes in the range 5–5000 pg/mL. The application note includes details on automation of the extraction method using Biotage® Extrahera.
11-deoxycorticosterone 11-deoxycortisol 17-OH-Pregnenolone 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone 18-OH-Corticosterone 21-deoxycortisol 96-well plate Aldosterone Androstenedione Application Notes Clinical Corticosterone Cortisol Cortisone DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone DHEAS Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) English Estradiol Estrogens Estrone Extrahera LC-MS/MS Pregnenolone Progesterone Serum Steroid Hormones Steroid metabolite
Oil and grease (n-hexane extractable material) is a general indicator of the amount of hydrocarbons in a water supply. The Biotage Horizon 3100 automates the entire extraction process, fully compliant with US EPA Method 1664A/B, ISO 11349 and Standard Methods 5520B.
Oral fluid is of increasing importance as a biological matrix in drugs of abuse and related analyte testing because of the ease of sample collection, and difficulty in adulteration of samples, particularly when compared with urine.
The Biotage® Horizon SPE-Z Prep Manifold (PN SPZ-0250) is designed for high productivity disk solid phase extraction (SPE) work. The manifold will allow you to use high-quality Pacific O&G and Atlantic solid phase extraction (SPE) disks from Horizon Technology in an easy-to-use three-position unit. The system offers the flexibility to choose optimal size disks (47 or 100 mm) and pre-filters to process a wide range of water sample
Oil and Grease is an important general measurement that can be used to indicate water quality and help ensure consistent wastewater treatment plant operation. Automated solid phase extraction can help to make the process more reproducible and easier to fit into the laboratory workflow. The SPE-DEX 3100 offers reliable operation, even with highly particulated samples.