Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Method For Determination Of Bisoprolol In Human Plasma Using D5-bisoprolol As The Internal Standard.
Published 2010 · Chemistry, Medicine
A simple, reliable and sensitive liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) protocol was developed and validated for quantification of bisoprolol in human plasma. The sample was pretreated with a simple procedure of protein precipitation and an isotope-labeled d5-bisoprolol was used as internal standard. The chromatographic separation was performed on a Capcell Pak C(18) MG III column (100 mm x 2.0 mm, 5 microm). The protonated ion of the analyte was detected in positive ionization by multiple reaction monitoring mode. The mass transition pairs of m/z 326.3 --> 116.3 and m/z 331.3 --> 121.3 were used to detect bisoprolol and the internal standard, respectively. Linearity, accuracy, precision, recovery, matrix effect, dilution test and stability were evaluated during method validation over the range of 0.5-100 ng/mL. The validated method was successfully applied to analyze human plasma samples in a bisoprolol bioavailability study.