A multiresidue liquid chromatographic/tandem mass spectrometric method for the detection and quantitation of 15 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in bovine meat and milk

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    This study concerns a validated liquid chromatographic/tandem mass spectrometric (LC-MS/MS) multiresidue method for the simultaneous detection, identification, and quantitation of 15 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in bovine meat and milk. The NSAIDs considered are carprofen, diclofenac, flufenamic acid, flunixin (5-hydroxyflunixin as marker metabolite in milk), ketoprofen, mefenamic acid, meloxicam, 4-methylaminoantipyrine (marker metabolite of metamizole in meat and milk), naproxen, niflumic acid, phenylbutazone (and metabolite oxyphenbutazone), ramifenazone, salicylic acid, and tolfenamic acid. These compounds were chosen as representatives of different chemical subclasses of NSAIDs. Flunixin-d3, diclofenac-d4, 4-aminoantipyrine-d3, and phenylbutazone-d10 were used as internal standards. Performance characteristics were validated according to the Commission Decision 2002/657/EC (Off J Eur Communities, L221: 8–36). Recovery percentages varied between 81 and 114 % for bovine meat and between 79 and 118 % for milk. Repeatability percentages were within the range of 1–12 % for meat and between 1 and 17 % for milk, whereas the intralaboratory reproducibility varied between 3 and 19 % for meat and between 3 and 23 % for milk. The decision limit and the detection capability for bovine meat were within the range of 0.5–579 μg kg−1and 0.6–642 μg kg−1, respectively. Those for milk were within the range of 0.12–55 μg kg−1 and 0.14–61 μg kg−1, respectively. The methods developed were successfully applied for proficiency test samples and routine samples analyzed in the laboratory. The methodology concerns fast, user-friendly, and sensitive methods, which can be easily extended for other compounds and matrices. In general, such multiresidue methods contribute to the reduction of human exposure to these veterinary drug residues by consumption of contaminated bovine-derived products such as meat and milk.
    Oorspronkelijke taalEngels
    TijdschriftAnalytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
    Volume407
    Exemplaarnummer15
    Pagina's (van-tot)4485-4494
    Aantal pagina’s10
    ISSN1618-2642
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    PublicatiestatusGepubliceerd - 19-mei-2015

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