Data were acquired and analyzed by Agilent
mass hunter software version B.02.01 (B2116.20) (Agilent Technologies, USA). The output signal is monitored and processed using mass hunter software on Intel ® Core (TM) 2 Duo computer (HP xw 4600 Workstation). This instrument was used to confirm the identification of chromatographic peaks of interest. Mixed standard stock solution was prepared by accurately (1.0 mg/ml) weighing this website three steroids i.e., Dexamethasone, Testosterone, Estrone (E1) and dissolved with suitable solvent in Acetonitrile. The working standard solution was prepared by diluting the mixed standard solution with the same to a series of proper concentrations for construct calibration curve. The standard stock and working solutions were all stored at 4 °C until use. A 50 μL aliquot of the premix stock solution was added into 200 μL of drug free human plasma and samples were mixed for
3 min by vortex, and centrifuged at 14000 rpm for 10 min. The organic layer was transferred to a test tube and evaporated to dryness under a stream of air at 40 °C. The residue was reconstituted in 100 μL of mobile phase. After centrifugation at 14000 rpm for 5 min, 2 μL of the supernatant was subjected to analysis. System suitability parameters were measured so as to verify the system performance. In the system suitability Selleck Bortezomib solution chromatogram resolution, theoretical plates, tailing factor for the premix steroids peak in standard preparation was measured. This all system suitability parameters covered the system, method and column performance. Intra and inter-day variations were chosen to determine the precision of the developed method. For intra-day variability test, the working standard solutions (at low, medium and high levels of concentration) were analyzed in triplicate
three times within one day, whereas for inter-day variability test, the working solutions were examined in triplicate for consecutive 3 days. Variations of the peak area were taken as the measures of precision and expressed as percentage relative standard deviations (R.S.D.). For repeatability test, five independent analytical sample solutions from the same batch. R.S.D. (%) values of the obtained contents of each analyte were used to estimate through repeatability. Accuracy of the method was demonstrated at three different concentration levels in triplicate. The analysis carried out in different concentrations of specification limit. The mean recoveries of all the steroids were found to be in the range of 98–102% as shown in Table 1. Typical chromatograms and mass for all steroids were displayed in Figs. 1 and 2 respectively. The working standard solutions were brought to room temperature and an aliquot of 2 μl was injected into LCMS, and the calibration curves are constructed by using PDA.