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Capillary Cortisol Sampling during High-Intensity Exercise.
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PMID:  22592547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Venepuncture is the established "gold standard" for sampling cortisol, but it is expensive, highly invasive and impractical for many experimental and clinical settings. Salivary free cortisol is a non-invasive and practical alternative; however, when cortisol concentrations exceed 500 nmol · L there is a lack of agreement between salivary (free) and venous (bound) cortisol. No known research has assessed whether capillary cortisol accurately reflects venous blood cortisol across a range of concentrations. The objective of the current study was to determine the agreement between capillary and venous blood samples of total plasma cortisol across a range of concentrations. 11 healthy male subjects (26.1±5.3 years) were recruited. Capillary and venous blood samples were collected pre and post (immediately post and post 5, 10, 15 and 20 min) a treadmill VO2max test. Regression analysis revealed a strong relationship (R2=0.96, y=1.0028x+1.2964 (P<0.05)) between capillary and venous cortisol concentrations. A Bland-Altman plot showed all data was within the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence interval, and no systematic bias was evident. In conclusion, capillary sampling is a valid technique for measuring bound cortisol across a range of concentrations.
S Fryer; S Hillier; T Dickson; N Draper; L Stoner; D Winter; J Young; L Cohen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-3964     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
School of Sciences and Physical Education, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
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