LOINC
Version 2.71

78988-3Cortisol [Moles/mass] in HairActive

Term Description

Elevated cortisol levels are associated with Cushing Syndrome (CS), and the severity of CS is associated with the duration and extent of excess glucocorticoid exposure. Measuring the cortisol level in hair can provide information about cortisol levels up to 18 months before the time of sampling, while serum, saliva and urine samples reflect only current systemic cortisol levels. Hair cortisol concentrations vary in accordance with the clinical course and may provide a way to assess cortisol exposure over time. [PMID:19609841]
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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
SCnt
Time
Pt
System
Hair
Scale
Qn
Method

Additional Names

Short Name
Cortis Hair-sCnt
Display Name
Cortisol (Hair) [Moles/Mass]
Consumer Name Alpha
Cortisol, Hair

Basic Attributes

Class
CHEM
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 2.54
Last Updated
Version 2.54
Order vs. Observation
Observation

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
皮质醇:物质的量含量:时间点:毛发:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
cortisol:mol/massa:moment:haar:kwantitatief:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Kortisool:SCnt:Pt:Hair:Qn:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Cortisol:Contenu de substance:Temps ponctuel:Cheveu:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Cortisol:Contenu de substance:Temps ponctuel:Cheveu:Quantitatif:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Cortisol:Moles/Masse:Ponctuel:Cheveux:Numérique:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Cortisolo:SCnt:Pt:Pelo:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Кортизол:МолСод:ТчкВрм:Волосы:Колич:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Cortisol:Contenido en sustancia:Punto temporal:Pelo:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Kortizol:Subİçrk:Zmlı:Saç:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
nmol/g Example UCUM Units

LOINC FHIR® API Example - CodeSystem Request Get Info

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