2015 年 135 巻 11 号 p. 1317-1324
In recent years, the necessity of a bioanalytical method validation has been discussed and guidance/guidelines have been released from regulatory agencies. However, none of these provides any details for partial validation (PV) in case of a partial change in the validated analytical method. Therefore eleven scientists have launched a discussion group (DG) with the approval of Japan Bioanalysis Forum (JBF), and have been discussing PV for chromatographic methods based on survey results of Japanese bioanalysts. This document reports the results of discussion on PV for a change of analytical instruments such as: 1) full system (limited to same manufacturer and model); 2) pump; 3) autosampler; and 4) mass spectrometer. The DG members agreed on an outline that validation items required for PV are as follows: calibration curve and reproducibility in case 1); calibration curve, reproducibility, and selectivity in case 2); calibration curve, reproducibility, and carryover in case 3); and nearly full validation items without recovery, dilution integrity, and stability in case 4), in consideration of instrument specification and characteristics of each analytical method. Note that this report does not represent a consensus of all the members of JBF, but is a recommendation from the DG members at this stage. Thus further thought is recommended for future discussions.