alexa An isocratic liquid chromatography method for determining HIV non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor and protease inhibitor concentrations in human plasma.
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques

Author(s): Weller DR, Brundage RC, Balfour HH Jr, Vezina HE

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Abstract An efficient, isocratic high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method for determining human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) and protease inhibitors (PIs) in plasma is advantageous for laboratories participating in clinical trials and therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) programs, or conducting small animal research. The combination of isocratic reversed phase chromatography using an S-3, 3.0 mm x 150 mm column along with low plasma volume (200 microl), rapid liquid-liquid extraction, and detection at a single wavelength (212 nm) over a short run time makes this method valuable. Within and between assay variability ranges from 0.8 to 3.5\% and 1.2-6.2\%, respectively. Accuracy ranges from 91.0 to 112.8\% for four quality controls (50, 100, 1000, and 10,000 ng/ml) for all drugs measured (efavirenz, nevirapine, amprenavir, atazanavir, indinavir, lopinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, and saquinavir). This article was published in J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci and referenced in Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques

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