Cortisol (hydrocortisone, Cpd F ) is the most abundant circulating steroid and the major glucocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex. Physiologically effective in anti-inflammatory activity and blood pressure maintenance, cortisol is also involved in gluconeogenisis, calcium adsorption and gastric acid secretion. As an indicator of adrenal function, measurement of blood cortisol levels is useful in the differentiation of Addison's and Cushing's disease, hypopituitarism and adrenal hyperplasia and carcinoma.
Refer to Group - Dexamethasone suppression test, Plasum (Plasma / Serum) ;
There is a marked diurnal variation in cortisol levels and hence it is important to note the time at which specimen has been taken
170-500 nmol/L.(Based on cortisol sample taken 0600 to 1000hrs)
Competitive ECLIA Roche Cobas e411
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