A simple procedure for the measurement of cortisol and 11-deoxycortisol in plasma or serum is described. One-half ml. of plasma is extracted with methylene chloride. Separation of cortisol and deoxycortisol is achieved by a Sephadex LH-20 mini-column. The assay itself is achieved by the use of a commercially available cortisol kit employing rabbit anti-cortisol coated tubes. This antibody exhibits a 20% crossreactivity with 11-deoxycortisol. This procedure is extremely useful in the assessment of a pituitary-adrenal reserve in the Metyrapone test.