This work presents a reliable analytical procedure combining micro-extraction by packed sorbent (MEPS) and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry to determine 8-iso prostaglandin F2α, 8-iso prostaglandin E2 and prostaglandin E2 in dried blood spots (DBSs). To reach this goal, we optimized a fast semi-automated MEPS procedure for the clean-up and pre-concentration of the analytes extracted from a single DBS (50 μL) by a 70:30 v/v methanol:water mixture. Limits of detection of about 20 pg mL−1, satisfactory recoveries (90–110%) and very good intra- and inter-day precisions (RSD ≤10%) were obtained for all the analytes. The innovative addition of internal standards on the filter paper before DBS sampling allowed to compensate changes in the amount of analyte during storage. Since prostanoids and isoprostanoids are biomarkers involved in the pathogenesis and progression of many diseases (e.g. ductal patency, diabetic nephropathy, and acute lung injury), our analytical method offers interesting diagnostic and prognostic opportunities in the medical field. The present method is currently used for the analysis of such biomarkers in DBSs from preterm newborns collected in the clinical setting.

Micro-extraction by packed sorbent combined with UHPLC-ESI-MS/MS for the determination of prostanoids and isoprostanoids in dried blood spots

Biagini D.;ANTONI, SHAULA;Lomonaco T.;Ghimenti S.;Salvo P.;Bellagambi F.;Fuoco R.;Di Francesco F.
2020

Abstract

This work presents a reliable analytical procedure combining micro-extraction by packed sorbent (MEPS) and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry to determine 8-iso prostaglandin F2α, 8-iso prostaglandin E2 and prostaglandin E2 in dried blood spots (DBSs). To reach this goal, we optimized a fast semi-automated MEPS procedure for the clean-up and pre-concentration of the analytes extracted from a single DBS (50 μL) by a 70:30 v/v methanol:water mixture. Limits of detection of about 20 pg mL−1, satisfactory recoveries (90–110%) and very good intra- and inter-day precisions (RSD ≤10%) were obtained for all the analytes. The innovative addition of internal standards on the filter paper before DBS sampling allowed to compensate changes in the amount of analyte during storage. Since prostanoids and isoprostanoids are biomarkers involved in the pathogenesis and progression of many diseases (e.g. ductal patency, diabetic nephropathy, and acute lung injury), our analytical method offers interesting diagnostic and prognostic opportunities in the medical field. The present method is currently used for the analysis of such biomarkers in DBSs from preterm newborns collected in the clinical setting.
Biagini, D.; Antoni, Shaula; Lomonaco, T.; Ghimenti, S.; Salvo, P.; Bellagambi, F.; Scaramuzzo, R.; Ciantelli, M.; Cuttano, A.; Fuoco, R.; Di Francesco, F.
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