Radioimmunoassay (RIA) and high-resolution gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (HRGC-MS) were compared for the determination of serum 6-keto-PGF-1α and TXB2 in a situation of drug-altered arachidonate metabolism. Results were comparable for TXB2 in both conditions. 6-keto-PGF1α RIA determinations (with two different antisera) revealed increased levels in dazoxiben-treated samples, which were not confirmed by HRGC-MS. The assay were repeatedly checked in controlled conditions to investigate these discrepancies. Interference was found with both antisera, due to the drug-induced change in metabolism.
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