Let's say I have 24/7 access to a patient and I would like to record a complete profile of his/her hormonal activity throughout a period of time.

I'm interested in the raw data. I want tons of qualitative and quantitative data to study and rearrange later in discrete and continuous arrays to look for insights.

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    This is very broad. What hormones in particular? And what is the period of time?
    – Tim
    Apr 5, 2015 at 14:21
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    As broad and complete a profile as possible using instruments that don't cost more than a few thousand dollars and can be acquired by someone who doesn't own a medical license. Time period doesn't seem relevant because any process can be repeated continuously. Apr 5, 2015 at 15:22
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    Well can be but might not want to be... Hourly blood tests aren't fun...
    – Tim
    Apr 5, 2015 at 15:23
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    Well I'm not asking if it is fun. But ok I think I see your point. Although 'hourly' tests wouldn't define the period of the test but the sampling rate. I would expect the sampling rate to be meaningful, I'm not going for hourly blood tests if the hourly part is gratuitous, but if hourly blood tests can offer useful insight, then I would definitely go for it. Apr 5, 2015 at 15:34
  • Fair answer, so any time over which it could have changed significantly
    – Tim
    Apr 5, 2015 at 15:35


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