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Eleanor Brindle Examines Reproducibility of Tests for Salivary Cortisol Across Labs

Posted: 10/10/2017 (CSDE Research)

Eleanor Brindle, CSDE Biodemography Lab Manager, co-authored a recent study that examines variability of measurements produced by tests for salivary cortisol among established international academic laboratories. There were nine laboratories included in the study, located in the US, Canada, UK, and Germany. The authors’ findings suggest that measurement error is minimal in established-qualified laboratories, and that lab to lab differences in testing outcomes are not likely to significantly impact the determined salivary cortisol values. The full study is available below.

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