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Watabe S.,Center for Clinical Pharmacy and science | Yokoyama Y.,Center for Clinical Pharmacy and science | Nakazawa K.,Center for Clinical Pharmacy and science | Shinozaki K.,Center for Clinical Pharmacy and science | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences | Year: 2010

In this study, three fluoroquinolones, pazufloxacin, ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin, were simultaneously determined in spiked human serum by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method with fluorescence detection. Chromatography was performed using a C8 column with an isocratic mobile phase consisting of 1% triethylamine (pH 3.0)/acetonitrile (86/14, v/v). Protein precipitation was conducted using perchloric acid and methanol. The calibration curves for the three fluoroquinolones were linear over concentrations ranging from 0.1 to 20.0 μg/mL. The within-day and between-day coefficients of variation obtained from three fluoroquinolones were less than 7%, and relative errors ranged from -1.6% to 9.3%. Mean recoveries of pazufloxacin, ciprofloxacin, and levofloxacin from spiked human serum were 97%, 88%, and 90%, respectively. The proposed method proved to be simple and reliable for the determination of three fluoroquinolones. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source

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