73. An LC-MS/MS Analytical Method for Barbiturate Analysis in Urine
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Theresa Lee
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Barbiturates belong to a class of sedative hypnotics that causes mild sedation to total anesthesia. Excessive and prolonged amount of barbiturate drugs can produce chronic symptoms and even death. Here we present a method for the analysis of barbiturates in urine using LC-MS/MS. Minimal sample preparation is required; simple ‘dilute-and-shoot’ for the urine samples. This analysis was performed on a reversed phase column analyzed by LC-MS/MS with a run time under five minutes. The assay was shown to be accurate and precise with %CV and % accuracy within ±15% of nominal across the full linear range.