Volume 39, Issue 1 (January 1994)
The Determination of Anabolic Steroids by MECC, Gradient HPLC, and Capillary GC
Methodologies are presented for the qualitative and quantitative determinations of anabolic steroids in forensic exhibits using micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography (MECC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and capillary gas chromatography (GC). Analyses of representative pharmaceutical dosage forms (including a commercial aqueous suspension, a commercial tablet, several commercial oil samples and various simulated dosage units) were performed using a simple, one step quantitative extraction procedure with methanol. Good agreement was obtained between all three techniques. Retention, migration and linearity data are presented and compared for over twenty anabolic steroids commonly encountered in forensic exhibits. A principal component analysis study confirmed the orthogonality of the three techniques.