Determination of validation characteristics of the uv-spectrophotometric method of doxylamine quantitative determination in blood in the variant of the method of standard


  • L. Yu. Klimenko National University of Pharmacy, Ukraine
  • S. M. Trut National University of Pharmacy, Ukraine
  • S. M. Poluyan National University of Pharmacy, Ukraine



validation, bioanalytical methods, UV-spectrophotometry, doxylamine, method of standard


With the purpose of improvement of carrying out the quantitative determinations in forensic and toxicological analysis the possibility of application of the method of standard for UV-spectrophotometric determination of analytes in biological fluids has been studied. The procedure for determination and acceptability estimation of linearity, accuracy and precision for validation of such methods in the variant of the method of standard tested by the example of UV-spectrophotometric method of doxylamine quantitative determination in blood has been offered. The given procedure provides application of the normalized coordinates. For normalization of the experimental data obtained two approaches have been used: 1) Approach 1: the use of the reference solution with the concentration of the analyte corresponding to its concentration in the final spectrophotometric solution measured under the condition of zero losses for the point of 100% in the normalized coordinates. 2) Approach 2: the use of the reference sample with the concentration of doxylamine corresponding to its concentration for the point of 100% in the normalized coordinates. Estimation of linearity, accuracy and repeatability of the method at the first stage has been performed using the model solutions within the approach based on assumption of insignificance of the uncertainty of the analyte quantitative determination in model solutions in comparison with the complete uncertainty of the analysis results ΔAs. At the second stage determination of linearity, accuracy, repeatability and intermediate precision of the method has been carried out on the model samples prepared using the matrix for three parallel runs. It has been shown that the method of standard can be applied for UV-spectrophotometric determination of doxylamine in blood – Approach 1 is more acceptable.


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