Part No: AN758Issued year: 2012File size: 1.22mbFile type: pdf
Immunosuppressants inhibit or prevent the activity of the immune system used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs and treat autoimmune diseases. Due to the risks of immunodeficiency, those under treatment must undergo constant therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) requiring reliable and robust analytical techniques for quantification of these drugs. Current methodologies use immunoassay techniques to measure immunosuppressant levels in patients which are expensive, time consuming and susceptible to issues with cross reactivity. The sample prep method in this application note offers an alternative approach to immunosuppressant analysis with LC-MS/MS giving more reliable and robust recoveries with no cross-reactivity and cost saving opportunities. Analyte recoveries range from 60-97% with RSDs all below 10%.
Immunosuppressant, Tacrolimus, Sacrolimus, Everolimus, Cyclosporin A, Clinical, SLE+, SLE, Supported Liquid Extraction, immune, Clinical, Whole Blood, immunoassay,
Part No: P053Issued year: 2013File size: 1.22mbFile type: pdf
Immunosuppressant drugs are extremely important for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) regimes, requiring robust and reliable methods for their analysis. This poster aims to demonstrate strategies for the extraction of various immunosuppressant drugs from whole blood providing clean samples prior to UPLC-MS/MS analysis. Spiked whole blood was extracted using a variety of protocols to investigate optimal combination of drug recovery and extract cleanliness. UPLC-MS/MS was conducted using a Waters ACQUITY UPLC coupled to a Quattro Premier XE triple quadrupole mass spectrometer. Acceptable extraction recoveries were obtained showing excellent extract cleanliness, demonstrating a reliable method for mass spectrometric approaches for these analytes.
Immunosuppressants, SLE, Supported Liquid Extraction, ISOLUTE, MSACL, San Diego, 2013