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ea0086p8 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular | SFEBES2022

Gender-Related Analytical Bias in Biochemistry - Under-Recovery in a Serum Cortisol Immunoassay

Chipchase Allison , Hall Sebastian

Background: The displacement of cortisol from its binding globulin (CBG) in the Abbott Alinity immunoassay assumes an average concentration of CBG in all individuals. Displacement buffer volume, and/or composition, is frequently insufficient to displace cortisol where higher concentrations of CBG are present (e.g. with higher oestrogen concentrations). To address this bias, the Eastern Pathology Alliance (EPA) introduced a 1:2 dilution step on all serum cortisol specimens in D...