Eagle Biosciences is excited to announce the new Cortisol Saliva ELISA Assay Kit. The kit is intended for the quantitative determination of cortisol in human saliva.
Why Measure Cortisol?
Cortisol is the most abundant circulating steroid and the major glucocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex. Cortisol is physiologically effective in blood pressure maintenance and anti-inflammatory activity. It is also involved in calcium absorption, gluconeogenesis as well as the secretion of gastric acid and pepsin. It is increased under stress situations, physical exercise and external administration of ACTH. Most circulating cortisol is bound to cortisol binding globulin or transcortin and albumin. The free cortisol, which is considered the active part of blood, is about 1–2%. In the absence of appreciable amounts of the cortisol binding proteins in saliva, salivary cortisol is considered to be free and shows a diurnal rhythm with the highest levels in the morning and the lowest levels at night.
Measurement of cortisol levels in general can be used as an indicator of adrenal function and the differential diagnosis of Addison’s and Cushing’s diseases as well as adrenal hyperplasia and carcinoma.
Check out the benefits of Cortisol Saliva ELISA Assay Kit:
- NO SHAKING required
- ROOM TEMPERATURE incubation
- SMALL SPECIMEN SAMPLE required
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