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Human Cortisol Analyte Overview

Human Cortisol

Also known as Cortisol, Hydrocortisone

Cortisol is a steroid hormone that is the primary glucocorticoid produced by the adrenal cortex, commonly known as the stress hormone. It is found either free or bound to corticosteroid-binding globulin (CBG) in the blood and other bodily fluids. Cortisol is involved in the stress response, glucose homeostasis, inflammation, hypersensitivity, immunosuppression, and disease resistance. Plasma cortisol levels increase in response to stress and low blood-glucose concentrations. Its primary functions are to induce gluconeogenesis to increase blood sugar levels, increase metabolism, support memory formation, and suppress immune function. Chronic elevation of cortisol levels can have many deleterious effects, including mood disorders, sleep dysregulation, increased susceptibility to illness, slower wound healing, damage to the hippocampus, Cushing’s disease, muscle wasting, and metabolic issues. Low levels of cortisol are associated with fatigue, depression, low blood pressure, and inflammation.

Adiponectin Q-Plex™ Details

Species: Human
Sample Type: Urine
Assay Range: 744 – 1.02 ng/mL
Volume Required Per Well: Min. 25µL
Detection Method: Chemiluminescent
Singleplex Format: 96-well plate

Features & Requirements

  • Sensitive, reproducible, and convenient 96-well format requiring low sample volumes
  • Requires the Q-View™ Imaging System for analysis

Q-Plex Products Featuring Cortisol

Q-Plex™ Human Female Hormone (8-Plex)

The Q-Plex Human Female Hormone (8-Plex) is a fully quantitative ELISA-based chemiluminescent assay allowing the concurrent measurement of Adiponectin, Cortisol, C-Peptide, E1G, FSH, hCGβ, IL-6, and IL-10.

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Not seeing the biomarker or analyte you need? Customize your kit! The Q-Plex™ Custom Assays are fully quantitative ELISA-based Chemiluminescent assay kits allowing the concurrent measurement of up to 18 biomarkers or analytes.

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