Optimised sample handling in association with use of the CMA 600 analyser
2008 (English)In: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, ISSN 0731-7085, E-ISSN 1873-264X, Vol. 48, no 5, 940-945 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A large degree of variability for batched analysis of serially collected microdialysis samples measured with the CMA 600 analyser has been described. This study was designed to identify sources of variability related to sample handling. Standard concentrations of four solutes were placed in microdialysis vials and then stored and analysed at intervals. Results were analysed for variability related to vial and cap type, duration and temperature of storage, centrifugation and re-analysis. The main results were that centrifugation of samples reduced variability. When a batch of 24 samples was analysed, the use of crimp caps reduced evaporation. Samples in glass vials with crimp caps could be stored in a refrigerator for up to 14 days without large variability in concentration compared to plastic vials which demonstrated variability already when stored for more than 1 day. We conclude that variability in microdialysis results can occur in relation to storage and analysis routines if routines are not optimised concerning evaporation. Centrifugation before analyses, glass vials with crimp caps even during frozen storage, and attention to minimal times for samples to be uncapped during analysis all contribute to minimise variability in the handling and analysis of microdialysis samples.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2008. Vol. 48, no 5, 940-945 p.
Microdialysis; CMA 600; Microdialysis validation; Microdialysis sample; Microdialysis sample storage
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-31392DOI: 10.1016/j.jpba.2008.08.010ISBN: 0731-7085 (Print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-31392DiVA: diva2:292937