canine Progesterone test
About the parameter
Progesterone (P4) is an androgen produced by the corpus luteum of bitches. Normally present in low doses until ovulation, levels of progesterone start to climb around the time of the LH (luteinizing hormone) peak. Thus, the production of progesterone by the follicle begins prior to ovulation at the end of proestrus and reaches increased levels in peripheral blood plasma at the time of ovulation.
Classic subjective indicators (vaginal discharge/bleeding, acceptance of males) are hardly reliable in determining the current fertility. In addition, approximately one third of bitches have a variable fertile period. The measurement of canine progesterone is useful in evaluating the status of ovarian and liver functions and it enables accurately pinpointing the ideal fertility period.
Eurolyser’s canine Progesterone VET test kit was specifically designed for veterinarians and dog breeders, who want to monitor progesterone levels in female dogs in order to determine the perfect time to breed.
This is a homogenous, immunoturbidimetric test.
A sample of 40 µl serum or li-hep plasma is needed.
The test duration is under 8 minutes.
When using a 40 µl pipette: 1.2 – 8.0 ng/ml (3.8 – 25.4 nmol/l)
When using a 5 µl pipette: 6.0 – 20.0 ng/ml (19.1 – 63.6 nmol/l)
More details can be found in the package insert.
Please note: All package inserts provided on this website are intended for information purposes only! Always process all tests, controls and calibrators strictly according to the package insert provided with the kit.
Find the evaluation study for the Eurolyser cProg assay here: Eurolyser cProg test evaluation
VT 0230 canine Progesterone test kit (containing 6 tests)
VT 2300 canine Progesterone control kit (decision level)
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