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Cortisol blood test of 665. is this normal and what could it mean?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Possible: You need to know the units of measurement. In the us, cortisol is usually expressed as micrograms per deciliter. Normal is generally up to 25 or 30. However, in other nations they use nano mole per liter. Normal levels in that measurement can be up to 700.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

What does "above high normal" mean on a blood test?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Numbers are numbers: Numbers are just numbers, so the significance of them must be looked at in the context of a patient's real-life situation. From a purely numbers point of view, "above high normal" usually means that only ~3% of the NORMAL people in the community get that test result, and the other 97% of the NORMAL people in the community would get a lower result. Some people with a "mildly high" are not normal.
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