Quantitative endogenous steroid profiling in blood appears as a complementary approach to the urinary module of the World Anti-Doping Agency's Athlete Biological Passport Steroidal Module for the detection of testosterone doping. To refine this approach further, a UHPLC-MS/MS method was developed for the simultaneous determination of 14 free and 14 conjugated steroids in serum. Results: The method was validated for quantitative purposes with satisfactory results in terms of selectivity, linearity range, trueness, precision and combined uncertainty (<20%). The validated method was then applied to serum samples from both healthy women and women diagnosed with mild hyperandrogenism. Conclusion: The UHPLC-MS/MS method showed promising capability in quantifying free and conjugated steroids in serum and determining variations of their concentration/distribution within serum samples from different populations.

Development and validation of an UHPLC-MS/MS method for extended serum steroid profiling in female populations

Ponzetto F.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

Quantitative endogenous steroid profiling in blood appears as a complementary approach to the urinary module of the World Anti-Doping Agency's Athlete Biological Passport Steroidal Module for the detection of testosterone doping. To refine this approach further, a UHPLC-MS/MS method was developed for the simultaneous determination of 14 free and 14 conjugated steroids in serum. Results: The method was validated for quantitative purposes with satisfactory results in terms of selectivity, linearity range, trueness, precision and combined uncertainty (<20%). The validated method was then applied to serum samples from both healthy women and women diagnosed with mild hyperandrogenism. Conclusion: The UHPLC-MS/MS method showed promising capability in quantifying free and conjugated steroids in serum and determining variations of their concentration/distribution within serum samples from different populations.
2020
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female populations; hyperandrogenism; serum; steroid profiling; UHPLC-MS/MS
Salamin O.; Ponzetto F.; Cauderay M.; Boccard J.; Rudaz S.; Saugy M.; Kuuranne T.; Nicoli R.
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