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2143-6Cortisol [Mass/volume] in Serum or PlasmaActive

Part Description

LP14161-1   Cortisol
Cortisol is a glucocorticoid produced in the adrenal cortex. A synthetic version of this same chemical is called hydrocortisone and manufactured as medication. Cortisol is not to be confused with cortisone, a closely related compound with much less (PubChem calls it "inactive") biologic activity. Cortisone is also offered as a drug, and it is converted to cortisol (the active form) in the liver. They both have a circadian rhythm with peak in the AM (around 8AM) and trough in the evening (around midnight), but this shifts according to sleep habits (work shifts). The morning measurement, which should be high, is most useful for diagnosing Addison's disease (too little cortisol) and the evening measurement, which should be low, is the most useful for diagnosing Cushing's disease (too much cortisol). Salivary cortisol may be a more sensitive measure than serum or plasma. Source: Regenstrief Help

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Cortisol
Property
MCnc
Time
Pt
System
Ser/Plas
Scale
Qn
Method

Additional Names

Short Name
Cortis SerPl-mCnc
Display Name
Cortisol [Mass/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Cortisol, Blood

Basic Attributes

Class
CHEM
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 1.0
Last Updated
Version 2.70
Order vs. Observation
Both
Common US Lab Results Rank
341
Common Orders Rank
244

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
34541-3 ACTH stimulation test using IM corticosteroids in Serum or Plasma
34542-1 ACTH stimulation test using IV corticosteroids in Serum or Plasma
87429-7 Cortisol AM and PM panel - Serum or Plasma
96798-4 Cortisol, glucose, and somatotropin post arginine stimulation panel - Serum or Plasma
68315-1 Transcortin and Cortisol.free panel - Serum or Plasma

Member of these Groups

LG7018-7 Cortisol|MCnc|Pt|ANYBldSerPl
LG43168-0 Cortisol|Pt|Ser/Plas|362.466 g/mole

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
皮质醇:质量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
cortisol:massa/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Kortisool:MCnc:Pt:S/P:Qn:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Cortisol:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Cortisol:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Cortisol:Masse/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
el-GRGreek (Greece)
Κορτιζόλη:Συγκέντρωση μάζας:Χρονική στιγμή:Ορός/Πλάσμα:Ποσοτική:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Cortisolo:MCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
코티솔:질량농도:검사시점:혈청/혈장:정량:
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Cortisol:MCnc:Pt:Sor/Plas:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Кортизол:МассКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
cortisol:concentración de masa:punto en el tiempo:suero/plasma:cuantitativo:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Cortisol:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Kortizol:KütlKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
ug/dL Example UCUM Units
mcg/dL REGENSTRIEF

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