Urine Cortisol: Creatinine Ratio


This test looks at your Pets Adrenal functions. 

The urine cortisol/creatinine ratio is usually evaluated in animals suspected of having Cushing's disease.  

This test involves the collection of a single urine sample, taken first thing in the morning. Ideally, this sample should be collected at your home, minimize the effects of stress due to a hospital visit. By collecting the first-morning sample, the average amount of cortisol that has been lost into the urine overnight can be assessed. The urine sample is usually sent to a referral laboratory for analysis.