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Interlaboratory and Interplatform Study of Steroids Collision Cross Section by Traveling Wave Ion Mobility Spectrometry

Abstract : Collision cross section (CCS) databases based on single-laboratory measurements must be cross-validated to extend their use in peak annotation. This work addresses the validation of the first comprehensive TWCCSN2 database for steroids. First, its long-term robustness was evaluated (i.e., a year and a half after database generation; Synapt G2-S instrument; bias within ±1.0% for 157 ions, 95.7% of the total ions). It was further cross-validated by three external laboratories, including two different TWIMS platforms (i.e., Synapt G2-Si and two Vion IMS QToF; bias within the threshold of ±2.0% for 98.8, 79.9, and 94.0% of the total ions detected by each instrument, respectively). Finally, a cross-laboratory TWCCSN2 database was built for 87 steroids (142 ions). The cross-laboratory database consists of average TWCCSN2 values obtained by the four TWIMS instruments in triplicate measurements. In general, lower deviations were observed between TWCCSN2 measurements and reference values when the cross-laboratory database was applied as a reference instead of the single-laboratory database. Relative standard deviations below 1.5% were observed for interlaboratory measurements (<1.0% for 85.2% of ions) and bias between average values and TWCCSN2 measurements was within the range of ±1.5% for 96.8% of all cases. In the context of this interlaboratory study, this threshold was also suitable for TWCCSN2 measurements of steroid metabolites in calf urine. Greater deviations were observed for steroid sulfates in complex urine samples of adult bovines, showing a slight matrix effect. The implementation of a scoring system for the application of the CCS descriptor in peak annotation is also discussed.
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Maykel Hernández-Mesa, Valentina D’atri, Gitte Barknowitz, Mathieu Fanuel, Julian Pezzatti, et al.. Interlaboratory and Interplatform Study of Steroids Collision Cross Section by Traveling Wave Ion Mobility Spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2020, 92 (7), pp.5013-5022. ⟨10.1021/acs.analchem.9b05247⟩. ⟨hal-03191081⟩



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