A selected ion monitoring method for the determination of pethidine and norpethidine in plasma. Comparison with a gas chromatographic method using electron capture detection

Biomedical Mass Spectrometry
C LindbergA M Thörnblad


An analytical procedure for the simultaneous determination of pethidine and norpethidine in plasma by selected ion monitoring is described. The method has a capacity of 15--20 analyses per hour and can be used to determine pethidine and norpethidine down to 25 ng ml(-1) and 5 ng ml(-1), respectively. The selected ion monitoring method has been compared with a method based on electron capture detection after analysis of pethidine and norpethidine in spiked plasma samples and in plasma from patients. The two methods are capable of performing selective and accurate determinations of pethidine and norpethidine, in the concentration ranges obtained in man after a single therapeutic dose of pethidine.


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