Canine Cortisol (COR)

Standard: 10 pieces/box Storage: cold storage 2-8℃ Time:10 min Sample: plasma


Cortisol, also known as hydrocortisone, is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands in response to stress, it has anti-inflammation and blood pressure maintenance effect.

Excessive COR leads to Cushing’s syndrome.

Lack of COR leads to Addison’s disease

Rapid test in 10 minutes

Sensitive biomarker for adrenal cortical function

Disease background

1: Cushing’s syndrome (hyperadrenocorticism)

Most owners will notice excess thirst and urination. There can also be hair loss, weight gain, panting, skin changes, lowered immunity and abdominal swelling, which can make the belly appear to sag. A lack of energy is another symptom you may notice. In most cases, the symptoms are quite mild and for this reason– along with the fact that there could be other causes of these signs – getting a confirmed diagnosis can be challenging.

2: Addison’s disease (hypoadrenocorticism)

On examination of dogs with Addison’s disease, one may see depression, weakness, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, weak pulses and sometimes a slow, irregular heart rate.

Clinical application

1: body checkup of aged canine (4-6 years old and above)

2: diagnose of adrenal cortical function and treatment

3: diagnose of Cushing’s syndrome and treatment

4: diagnose of Addison’s disease and treatment

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