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Cortisol is secreted from the adrenal cortex and controls glucose and fat metabolism. Cushing's disease is one of the most common endocrinopathy in older dogs. To help diagnose Cushing's disease, precise cortisol level measurement is obtained through Vcheck's cCortisol test (ACTH stimulation, low-dose dexamethasone suppression (LDDST) and high-dose dexamethasone suppression (HDDST)).




Sample Type

Serum 50μl

Measurement Range

1~30 μg/dl

Testing Time

20 minutes

Clinical Application

To diagnose or evaluate the treatment response of hyperadrenocorticism / hypoadrenocorticism

Clinical signs of hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's disease): polyuria/polydipsia, polyphagia, abdominal distension (pot-belly), etc.

Long-term treatment monitoring should be performed with Vcheck Cortisol after the initial diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism / hypoadrenocorticism

Clinical signs of hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's disease): lethargy, anorexia, vomiting, etc.


Vcheck cCortisol Detailer


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Product Information
Product Number
Product Type
Product Name
Packing Unit
Vcheck cCortisol
10 Tests/Kit

What Our Customers Are Saying

"I love the ability to do a baseline cortisol on a patient when I suspect Addison's. I also love that I can do a full ACTH stim test completely in-house and talk to the owner about it on the same day. The Vcheck analyzer is much more affordable than sending samples out to a lab, so I can run tests more frequently, especially pre-surgery."

Angela Wilson, DVM, Sam Bass Veterinary Wellness, Round Rock, TX

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