Salivary cortisol reflects serum cortisol: analysis of circadian profiles.

@article{Dorn2007SalivaryCR,
  title={Salivary cortisol reflects serum cortisol: analysis of circadian profiles.},
  author={Lorah D. Dorn and Joseph F. Lucke and Tammy L. Loucks and Sarah L. Berga},
  journal={Annals of clinical biochemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 Pt 3},
  pages={281-4}
}
BACKGROUND Technical hurdles limit the characterization of key hormonal rhythms. Frequent sampling increases detection of changes in magnitude or circadian and ultradian patterns, but limits feasibility for clinical or research settings. These caveats are particularly pertinent for cortisol, a hormone that displays a prominent circadian rhythm and whose magnitude is tightly regulated in the absence of biobehavioural challenge. Ideally, one would like to obtain samples non-invasively from a… CONTINUE READING