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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Dec. 2, 2016 | Archived Issues

Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - December 2016 (PDF)  


Milestones

Do you know of a significant event in the life of a medical staff member? Please let us know, and we'll post these milestones in Medical Staff Pulse. Also, feel free to submit comments on milestones, and we'll post the comments in the next issue.

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Share Your News

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Core Labs Updating Reference Intervals Jan. 3

Beginning Jan. 3, the Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will update cortisol and progesterone reference intervals to match new assay formulations and U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved information provided by Roche Diagnostics.

The current and new intervals are shown below for your reference.

If you have questions, please contact Kimia Sobhani, PhD, at kimia.sobhani@cshs.org, or Holli Mason, MD, at holli.mason@cshs.org.

CURRENT NEW
Cortisol (mg/dL)
Morning: 6.0 – 19.0
Afternoon: 3.0 – 14.0
Cortisol II (mg/dL)
Morning: 6.02-18.4
Afternoon: 2.68-10.5
Progesterone II (ng/mL)
Men
0.2-1.5
Women
Follicular: 0.1-2.9
Luteal: 1.4-34.8
Postmenopausal: 0.1-0.8
Progesterone III (ng/mL)
Men
<0.5-0.149
Women
Follicular: 0.057-0.893
Ovulation: 0.121-12.0
Luteal: 1.83-23.9
Postmenopausal: <0.05-0.126
Pregnant women (trimester)
1st: 11.0-44.3
2nd: 25.4-83.3
3rd: 58.7-214