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ea0011p728 | Steroids | ECE2006

Capillary blood, an alternative to saliva for the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome?

Belaidi N , Mimouni S , Ourioux C , Gatta B , Corcuff JB

Introduction: As an alternative to cortisol assays in the serum or saliva to diagnose hypercorticisme we evaluated the ability of a commercial cortisol assay to assess capillary blood cortisol concentrations using routine procedures.Methods: Capillary blood was obtained using a device used by diabetics to routinely assess capillary glucose levels and deposited on Schleicher-Scheull 903 blotter paper (routinely used for neonatal diagnosis of hypothyroidis...