Validation of an LC-MS/MS method for the determination of zopiclone, N-desmethylzopiclone and 2-amino-5-chloropyridine in whole blood and its application to estimate the original zopiclone concentration in stored specimens

2-Amino-5-chloropyridine (ACP) is a degradation product of zopiclone (ZOP) and its two main metabolites N-desmethylzopiclone (NDZOP) and zopiclone N-oxide (ZOPNO). ACP may be formed when specimens are stored. ZOP instability in blood makes interpretation of concentrations difficult especially in cases of prolonged sample storage. This study investigated how… CONTINUE READING