<p>A reliable, specific, selective and robust liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC–MS/MS) method was developed for the determination of ribociclib in both dried blood spot (DBS) samples and potassium EDTA plasma. DBS samples were obtained simultaneously with a plasma sample in advanced breast cancer patients treated with ribociclib. A 6 mm disk from the central part of the dried blood spot sample was punched, followed by extraction of ribociclib using liquid-liquid extraction spiked with ribociclib-d6 as internal standard. Concentrations of ribociclib in DBS samples were correlated with corresponding plasma concentrations. From the blood sample also hematocrit was determined. The method was validated for selectivity, sensitivity, precision, lower limit of detection, linearity, stability and accuracy according to the food and drug administration (FDA) guideline. The within- and between-run precisions were ≤10.6 and ≤1.07 %, respectively; while the average accuracy ranged from 100 to 103 %. The influence of hematocrit on validation parameters was tested in the range of 0.20 – 0.40 L/L. No influence of hematocrit on validation parameters was observed. Regression analysis and a Bland-Altman plot indicated correlation between the results obtained from DBS and plasma samples. A strong correlation (R<sup>2</sup> &gt;0.97) between DBS samples and plasma concentration from 17 breast cancer patients was found. A number of 12 out of 17 processed DBS samples (71 %) fell inside the acceptable range of 20 % difference of simultaneously obtained plasma samples. The lower limit of quantification in DBS is 10.0 ng/mL and linearity was demonstrated up to 1000 ng/mL. In conclusion, the newly developed assay met the required standard for validation. The methods were used to study ribociclib disposition in patients with advanced breast cancer.</p>

doi.org/10.1016/j.jpba.2021.114118, hdl.handle.net/1765/136089
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

C.L. (Louwrens) Braal, M.H. (Mei) Lam, Tineke Rienks, Claudia J. van Tilborg, Wendy Heuts, Joan B. Heijns, … S.L.W. (Stijn) Koolen. (2021). Quantification of ribociclib in dried blood spots by LC–MS/MS. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 201. doi:10.1016/j.jpba.2021.114118