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Table 4 Statistical analysis of the results obtained using the proposed procedures and reference method for spectrofluorimetric analysis of authentic samples using TCNQ

From: Spectrofluorimetric determination of certain antidepressant drugs in human plasma

Drug % Recovery ± SD t-value b F-value b
  Proposed methods Reported method #   
Fluoxetine 100.34 ± 0.89 99.95 ± 1.08 0.62 1.44
Sertraline 99.61 ± 1.57 99.67 ± 1.61 0.06 1.05
Paroxetine 99.29 ± 1.02 99.38 ± 1.20 0.13 1.40
Thiridazine 100.32 ± 1.24 100.39 ± 1.30 0.09 1.09
Amineptine 100.37 ± 1.04 100.57 ± 1.69 0.23 2.63
  1. bTabulated value at 95% confidence limit; F = 6.338 and t = 2.306.
  2. #References (Darwish 2005; Mohamed et al. 2005, 2007).