S45 Urine Free Cortisol: Pros and Cons

Program: Symposia
Clinical Session
Friday, March 6, 2015: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Room 6A (San Diego Convention Center)
**This session is eligible for CME credit**

Co-sponsored by the American Association for Chemical Chemistry and the Endocrine Society

Hershel Raff, PhD, Med College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Nothing to Disclose: HR

There is still a controversy about the use of urine free cortisol in the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome.  Furthermore, there is even more controversy about the best analytic technique (LCMS vs. immunoassay) that gives the best DIAGNOSTIC performance.  This symposium will discuss (1) technical pros and cons of UFC methods (2) diagnostic pros and cons of LCMS vs immunoassay, and (3) new metabolomic approaches to generate urine steroid signatures in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of adrenal diseases.

4:30 PM
Ravinder J. Singh, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic
Nothing to Disclose: RJS
5:00 PM
Richard J. Auchus, MD, PhD, Internal Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Disclosure: RJA: Consultant, Corcept, Investigator, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Investigator, Quest Diagnostics, Advisory Group Member, Laboratory Corporation of America.
5:30 PM

Irina Bancos, MD, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Disclosure Not Provided: IB
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