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A 32-year-old male asked:

Serum cortisol level 13pg/ml at 9am after barely 2 hours of sleep at night are these results normal?

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Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
Pediatric Endocrinology 45 years experience
Looks fine: It is difficult to say how your getting only 2 hours of sleep would affect a 9 am cortisol but a value of 13 mcg/dl (usual units for this test) is well within the normal range of 5-20 and should reassure you and your doctor that you do not have adrenal insufficiency if that is the reason the test was ordered.

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