Enzymic assay for serum theophylline.


We describe an original procedure for determination of theophylline in serum. The drug is extracted from 0.4 mL of serum at pH 7.4 with chloroform/isopropanol (20/1 by vol) and back-extracted into sodium hydroxide (1 mmol/L). The inhibition of beef-liver alkaline phosphatases by theophylline in this alkaline phase is measured at 25 degrees C, with p… (More)