|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|3482228||1233524||2006||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
Background: Fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEEs) are useful markers of ongoing alcohol use and may be associated with alcohol-induced damage to the liver and pancreas. In this article, we describe a novel method for rapid determination of the three major FAEEs found in human plasma. Methods: Internal standard, ethyl heptadecanoate, was added to plasma samples, and FAEEs were isolated by acetone precipitation, hexane lipid extraction, and amino-propyl silica solid phase extraction. FAEEs were quantitated by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) using a nonpolar dimethylpolysiloxane column. The accuracy, precision, specificity, and sensitivity of the assay were defined from plasma samples from recently drinking and abstinent persons, with and without the addition of FAEEs. Results: Individual FAEE peaks demonstrated excellent resolution. Instrument time was reduced by more than 60%. The lower limit of detection was 5 to 10 nM, and the lower limit of quantitation for each FAEE was 60 nM (for 22 samples with known concentration 60 nM, × ±SD: 61 ± 5.7, 57 ± 5.7, and 57 ± 5.9 nM, for ethyl palmitate, ethyl oleate, and ethyl stearate, respectively). Instrument precision (coefficient of variance, CV) for these three FAEEs was 0.3%, 0.4%, and 0.7%, respectively. Intra-assay precision (CV) for total FAEEs was less than 7%. FAEEs were absent in 49 samples from abstinent persons. FAEEs were detected in all 76 samples with associated positive blood alcohol levels. Conclusions: Our method of FAEE analysis is rapid and potentially useful in research and clinical studies. FAEE determination using this method is precise, accurate, sensitive, and specific and deserves broader application.
Journal: Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine - Volume 147, Issue 3, March 2006, Pages 133–138