Plasma corticosterone and hydrocortisone levels in man.

  title={Plasma corticosterone and hydrocortisone levels in man.},
  author={Richard Einer Peterson},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={17 10},
CORTICOSTERONE and hydrocortisone have been demonstrated to be present in human adrenal vein blood (1) and adrenal gland perfusates (2). Selective methods for quantitation of plasma hydrocortisone levels in peripheral blood have been described (3, 4) and their specificity demonstrated (5, 6). Methods have been proposed for the determination of “corticosterone-like” material in the plasma; however, data have not been available on either the specificity or quantitative validity (accuracy and… CONTINUE READING