Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 34(9), 1043 (2018).

Determination of Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D3 by LC/MS/MS and Its Monthly Variation in Sapporo Indoor Workers
Hiroaki OKABE,*1 Chikara SHIMIZU,*2 Maiko YAMAMOTO,*1 Rei KIKUCHI,*2 Akiko MINAMI,*2 Yi-Fan CHEN,*3 Hideyuki IMAI,*3 Masahiro MIZUTA,*3 Zhen CHEN,*1 Hitoshi CHIBA,*4 and Shu-Ping HUI*1
*1 Faculty of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University, Kita-12, Nishi-5, Sapporo 060-0812, Japan
*2 Division of Laboratory and Transfusion Medicine, Hokkaido University Hospital, Kita-14, Nishi-5, Sapporo 060-8648, Japan
*3 Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, Kita-14, Nishi-9, Sapporo 060-0814, Japan
*4 Department of Nutrition, Sapporo University of Health Sciences, 4-2-1-15 Nakanuma Nishi, Higashi, Sapporo 007-0894, Japan
25-Hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3) as the metabolite of vitamin D, is connected with various of diseases, and important to people with limited sunshine. Thus, the investigation of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and its variation in these people is necessary. In this study, a simple, precise, and accurate method for serum 25(OH)D3 determination by LC/MS/MS was developed. Serum samples were obtained monthly for one year from 11 male and 11 female indoor workers in Sapporo, Japan, and the overall 25(OH)D3 concentration was 12.9 ± 4.7 ng/mL. The 25(OH)D3 in females was significantly lower than that in males (14.0 ± 5.0 vs. 11.9 ± 4.3 ng/mL). The serum 25(OH)D3 concentration in males and females were both strongly correlated to UV-B radiation (r2 = 0.8477 and 0.7384, respectively), with a two-month’s lag. Also the monthly change in 25(OH)D3 in males was more significant than that in females.