Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 32–37 | Cite as

Comparison of an HPLC method with a RIA, EMIT and FIA method for the assay of serum gentamicin with extensive statistical evaluation

  • W. Hospes
  • R. J. Boskma
  • J. R. B. J. Brouwers
Original Articles


A high performance liquid chromatography (hplc) assay, a radioimmunoassay (ria), an enzyme immunoassay (emit) and a fluorescence immunoassay (fia) method for assaying serum gentamicin were compared in terms of accuracy and precision. Spiked human serum samples in the range of 0–11.6 mg.l−1 gentamicin were used in all the tests.

Regression analysis and analysis of variance were performed. The Performance Index (pi) was used to qualify the different methods. Other aspects of performance were also compared: simplicity, speed, cost, application in relation to workload.

After extensive statistical evaluation thefia method gives the best results.


Public Health Internal Medicine Regression Analysis Liquid Chromatography High Performance Liquid Chromatography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Hospes
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. J. Boskma
    • 1
  • J. R. B. J. Brouwers
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical PharmacyGeneral Hospital ‘De Tjongerschans’PW HeerenveenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Pharmacology and PharmacotherapyState University GroningenAW GroningenThe Netherlands

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