Rapid determination of retinol (vitamin A) in serum by high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC).


A simple, fast, and specific HPLC-method to estimate retinol (vitamin A) in serum is reported. In the presence of small amounts of acetonitrile retinol is extracted quantitatively with n-hexane from serum. Neither the use of an internal standard nor evaporation to concentrate the extract is necessary. The HPLC-method avoids interferences of substances like… (More)