For the quantitative measurement of the hormone Cortisol in serum.
At normal levels, cortisol performs many useful functions including helping animals respond to stress and modulating the immune system, but too much cortisol may have adverse affects on health and wellness. Hyperadrenocorticism or Cushing’s disease is the condition associated with an excess of cortisol and is one of the most common endocrine disorders that affects dogs. Cushing’s disease can develop when a dog’s own body overproduces cortisol or when a dog is given corticosteroid medications (prednisone, dexamethasone, triamcinolone, etc.) at high doses and/or over a long period of time. Hyperadrenocorticism generally affects middle-aged to older animals.
|Sample Type||Sample Volume||Sample Collection Method|
|Serum||0.5 mL||Dried Spot (DS) Cards|