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Enko, D; Zelzer, S; Herrmann, M; Krause, R; Meinitzer, A.
Implementation of a Dual-Column Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass-Spectrometry Method for the Quantification of Isavuconazole in Clinical Practice
J LAB PHYS. 2021; Doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1730755 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Leading authors Med Uni Graz
Enko Dietmar
Co-authors Med Uni Graz
Herrmann Markus
Krause Robert
Meinitzer Andreas
Zelzer Sieglinde

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Objectives  Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of isavuconazole, which is a novel broad-spectrum antimycoticum against invasive fungal infections, ensures an effective exposure of the drug and minimizes the risk of toxicity. This study is aimed at evaluating the analytical performance of a dual-column liquid chromatography-tandem mass-spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for isavuconazole quantification. Materials and Methods  The method was performed on a Voyager TSQ Quantum triple quadrupole instrument equipped with an Ultimate 3000 chromatography system (Thermo Fisher Scientific, San Jose, California, United States). Analytical and preanalytical requirements of the isavuconazole LC-MS/MS method were evaluated. Sample stability measurements were performed at room temperature (RT) and in serum tubes with separator gel. Results  The isavuconazole LC-MS/MS method was linear over the concentration range of 0.2 to 12.8 mg/L. The coefficient of determination ( r 2 ) always exceeded 0.999. Within- and between-run precision ranged between 1.4 to 2.9% and 1.5 to 3.0%, the recovery between 93.9 and 102.7%. At RT, serum samples were stable for 3 days. Isavuconazole serum concentrations were significantly lower after incubation (18 hours) in serum tubes with separator gel at RT. Conclusion  The dual-column isavuconazole LC-MS/MS is a reliable tool for the TDM of isavuconazole. Serum samples are stable for at least 3 days and should be collected in tubes without separator gel.

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