Residues of 19-nortestosterone (19-NT) and diethylstilboestrol (DES) are excreted in bovine urine, mainly conjugated to glucuronic acid. Prior to quantification, urine must be deconjugated, which is commonly performed by enzymatic or chemical hydrolysis. The efficiencies of two enzymatic and two chemical deconjugation methods were studied. The range of efficiencies obtained for DES were 51.8% (beta -glucuronidase, incubation at 37 degreesC overnight) and 2.7% (methanolic HCl), respectively. Similarly, efficiencies for NT ranged from 43.1% (beta -glucuronidase, incubation at 55 degreesC for 2 h) to 12.7% (methanolic HCl). The results highlight that within control laboratories significant underestimation of drug residue content in samples may occur, due to poor deconjugation. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY B-ANALYTICAL TECHNOLOGIES IN THE BIOMEDICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jun 2001|
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