A highly sensitive, rapid assay method was developed and validated for the estimation of lorglumide in mouse plasma using liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization in positive‐ion mode. The assay procedure involves extraction of lorglumide and phenacetin (internal standard, IS) from mouse plasma with simple protein precipitation. Chromatographic separation was achieved using an isocratic mobile (0.2% formic acid solution–acetonitrile, 20:80, v/v) at a flow‐rate of 0.5 mL/min on an Atlantis dC18 column maintained at 40 °C with a total run time of 4.0 min. The MS/MS ion transitions monitored were 459.2 → 158.4 for lorglumide and 180.1 → 110.1 for IS. Method validation was performed as per FDA guidelines and the results met the acceptance criteria. The lower limit of quantitation achieved was 0.42 ng/mL and the linearity range extended from 0.42 to 500 ng/mL. The intra‐ and inter‐day precisions were in the ranges of 1.47–10.9 and 3.56–7.53, respectively.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Nov 2011|