Evaluation of a radioimmunoassay of urinary cortisol without extraction.


We evaluated the Kallestad "Quanticoat" cortisol RIA for direct (no extraction) measurement of urinary free cortisol, which requires no solvent extraction. An analytical-recovery study showed a linear regression of y (measured) = 0.65x (added) + 37.5 micrograms/L (Sy.x = 21.4 micrograms/L, r = 0.978, n = 48). Recovery appeared to vary with the urine used… (More)


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