Use of basal serum or plasma cortisol concentrations to rule out a diagnosis of hypoadrenocorticism in dogs: 123 cases (2000-2005).

@article{Lennon2007UseOB,
  title={Use of basal serum or plasma cortisol concentrations to rule out a diagnosis of hypoadrenocorticism in dogs: 123 cases (2000-2005).},
  author={E M Lennon and Tonya E Boyle and Rae Grace Hutchins and Arit Friedenthal and Maria T. Correa and Sally A. Bissett and Lorra S Moses and M G Papich and Adam J. Birkenheuer},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={231 3},
  pages={413-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether basal serum or plasma cortisol concentration can be used as a screening test to rule out hypoadrenocorticism in dogs. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. ANIMALS 110 dogs with nonadrenal gland illnesses and 13 dogs with hypoadrenocorticism. PROCEDURES Sensitivity and specificity of basal serum or plasma cortisol concentrations of either <or= 1 microg/dL or <or= 2 microg/dL to detect dogs with hypoadrenocorticism were estimated by use of the ACTH… CONTINUE READING