Felis ISSN 2398-2950

ACTH assay

Contributor(s): David Bruyette, Helen Evans

Overview

  • ACTH is a peptide hormone secreted by the pituitary gland.
  • Regulates production of steroid hormones from adrenal cortex.
  • Secreted in pulsatile manner.
  • Little overlap between [ACTH] in animals with pituitary- and adrenal-dependent hyperadrenocorticism.
  • Useful discriminatory test once diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism Hyperadrenocorticism made.

Sampling

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Tests

Availability

  • Several commercial laboratories.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Some overlap in [ACTH] between normal and hyperadrenocorticoid animals.

Technician (extrinsic) limitations

  • Lability of hormone necessitates care in handling sample.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Referred papers

Other sources of information

  • SCL Bioscience Services Ltd, Veterinary Services Manual.


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