Salivary cortisol and cortisone responses to tetracosactrin (synacthen)
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Abstract© 2015, © The Author(s) 2015. Background To establish cutoff values for salivary liquid chromatography tandem mass spectroscopy cortisol and cortisone in defining adequate adrenocortical function during a standard synacthen test. Methods We compared salivary liquid chromatography tandem mass spectroscopy cortisol and cortisone responses to those of serum cortisol measured on the Roche E170 immunoassay analyser and the Abbott Architect i2000 before and 30 min and 60 min following 0.25 mg of intravenous synacthen. Results Correlations of salivary cortisol and cortisone were bimodal and linear, respectively. Based on these correlations, adequate salivary cortisol and cortisone responses to synacthen were extrapolated from a serum cortisol (Roche) cut-off of 550 nmol/L and defined as 15 nmol/L and 45 nmol/L, respectively. The Abbott method correlated well with the Roche but gave results that were about 20% lower than the Roche method. Conclusions Measurement of salivary cortisol and cortisone responses offers an alternative to those of serum cortisol during a synacthen test in the investigation of adrenal hypofunction.
CitationCornes, M. P., Ashby, H. L., Khalid, Y., Buch, H. N. et al. (2015) Salivary cortisol and cortisone responses to tetracosactrin (synacthen), Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, 52 (5), pp. 606-610. DOI: 10.1177/0004563215577838
JournalAnnals of Clinical Biochemistry
PubMed ID25724424 (pubmed)
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Sage in Annals of Clinical Biochemistry on 27/02/2015, available online: https://doi.org/10.1177/0004563215577838 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
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