Variability of cortisol assays can confound the diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency in the critically ill population

Abstract

To compare the total plasma cortisol values obtained from three widely used immunoassays and a high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) technique on samples obtained from patients with sepsis. Observational interventional in the general intensive care unit of a metropolitan hospital Patients admitted to the intensive care unit with a diagnosis of sepsis… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00134-006-0389-x

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