TABLE 1

Steady-state concentrations, enrichments, and TTRs of steroids in plasma from arterialized venous and hepatic vein samples

Arterialized hand veinHepatic vein
Cortisol (nmol/l)118.1 ± 10.1124.1 ± 16.3
d4-cortisol (%, APE)31.7 ± 4.525.6 ± 4.0*
Tracer-to-tracee ratioD4F/D3F0.66 ± 0.140.46 ± 0.04
  • Data are means ± SE.

  • *

    * P ≤ 0.005. APE, atom percent excess; D4F, d4-cortisol; D3F, d3-cortisol.