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Steroid Analysis

Pharmaceuticals and Drugs

  1. Leonard C. Bailey PhD,
  2. Thomas Medwick PhD,
  3. Yijie Dong MS

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a1921

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

How to Cite

Bailey, L. C., Medwick, T. and Dong, Y. 2006. Steroid Analysis. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. Rutgers University, Piscataway, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


The successful determination of steroids in dosage forms and biological samples presents particular problems to the analyst in view of the great number of members of this class and their varied properties. This article discusses, according to their medicinal categories, the various classes of steroids and steroid-like compounds which can be encountered by the pharmaceutical analyst, the general methods used in their determination, and the application of these methods to nine classes of steroidal substances.