Development of a LC/MS/MS method for the analysis of cannabinoids in human EDTA-plasma and urine after small doses of Cannabis sativa extracts.J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2007 May 01; 850(1-2):515-22.JC
A novel high-performance liquid chromatographic separation method with tandem-mass spectrometry detection was developed for the simultaneous determination of Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and its major metabolites 11-hydroxy-Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (11-OH-THC) and 11-nor-Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid (THC-COOH) as well as the components cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN) in human EDTA-plasma and urine. Run time was 25 min. Lower limit of quantification was 0.2 ng/ml. The coefficients of variation of all inter- and intra-assay determinations were between 1.3 and 15.5%. The method was successfully applied to the determination of cannabinoids in human plasma and human urine after administration of Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol or Cannabis sativa extracts.