A method was developed for the rapid determination of testosterone in urine. The procedure consists of solid-phase extraction (SPE) followed by high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) clean-up before gas chromatographic determination. Recovery was evaluated by adding [3H]testosterone (104 cpm) to urine samples; the mean recovery of radioactivity after SPE and HPLC was 82%. Precision was estimated by repeated measurement of testosterone in four different urine samples; the coefficient of variation was 7.9% (95% confidence limits 6.1-11.4%). Accuracy was evaluated by standard addition and dilution assays; a linear relationship was found between the expected and observed values (r2 = 0.982). The method is rapid, effective and suitable for routine analysis.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 6 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Molecular Medicine