Diagnostic Testing Service

Cortisol (ECB004)

Specimen type

Serum

Contents

  • Reference range: 0.8-6.0 μg/dL
  • Dogs with hyperadrenocorticism show clinical signs of an increase in appetite, increase in water consumption, and urinating more. Many of these dogs develop a bloated or “pot-bellied” appearance to their abdomen.
  • Hypoadrenocorticism is a deficiency in adrenocortical hormones. Affected dogs may present with lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting, increased thirst, increased urination, and unplanned weight loss. Intermittent shaking episodes are sometimes seen.