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Corticosterone ELISA Kit

Item № 501320
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     96 solid wells $245.00 0.00
     96 strip wells $245.00 0.00
     480 solid wells $875.00 0.00
     480 strip wells $875.00 0.00

Pricing updated 2019-06-16. Prices are subject to change without notice.

  • Measure corticosterone in serum and rodent feces
  • Assay 24 samples in triplicate or 36 samples in duplicate
  • Measure corticosterone levels down to 30 pg/ml
  • Incubation: Overnight | Development: 90-120 minutes | Read: Colorimetric at 405-420 nm
  • Corticosterone EIA Kit
  • 17-deoxy Cortisol
  • 11β,21-DHP
  • 11β,21-dihydroxy Progesterone

Corticosterone is a glucocorticoid produced by the adrenal cortex in response to ACTH (corticotropic hormone) and is the precursor to aldosterone. The production of glucorcorticoids is increased by stress; therefore, corticosterone can be used as a biomarker of stress.1 Biologists often measure corticosterone in fecal material of the species they are studying.1,2 This non-invasive sample collection procedure has the advantage of not itself causing stress and thereby increasing corticosterone levels, a common problem when samples for measurement of corticosterone are collected by more invasive means.1 Plasma corticosterone levels have a circadian variation and corticosterone may be important in the regulation of the sleep-wake cycle.2,3 Cayman’s Corticosterone ELISA Kit is a competitive assay that can be used for quantification of corticosterone in serum and rodent feces.

Needed but not supplied: Please download the kit booklet to verify if UltraPure Water (Milli-Q or equivalent) or any other components are needed for this assay.

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Technical Information
  • Corticosterone EIA Kit
  • 17-deoxy Cortisol
  • 11β,21-DHP
  • 11β,21-dihydroxy Progesterone
Assay Range
8.2-5,000 pg/ml
80% B/B0: 30 pg/ml
50% B/B0: 130-180 pg/ml
Cross Reactivity
  • (Corticosterone) 100%
  • (11-Deoxycorticosterone) 15.8%
  • (Prednisolone) 3.4%
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  • Animal/Bovine
  • Animal/Eel
  • Animal/Rabbit

Warning - this product is not for human or veterinary use.

Shipping & Storage
Wet ice in continental US; may vary elsewhere
≥ 1 year
Downloads & Resources
Product Downloads

Download Kit Booklet

Download Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Download free InChI Key generation software

Additional Information

View the Cayman Structure Database for chemical structure definitions for many Cayman products

Get Batch-Specific Data and Documents by Batch Number

Provide batch numbers separated by commas to download or request available product inserts, QC sheets, certificates of analysis, data pack, and GC-MS data.

References & Product Citations
Product Description References

1. Goymann, W., Möstl, E., and Gwinner, E. Corticosterone metabolites can be measured noninvasively in excreta of European stonechats (Saxicola torquata rubicola) The Auk 119(4), 1167-1173 (2002).

2. Vázquez-Palacios, G., Retana-Márquez, S., Bonilla-Jaime, H., et al. Further definition of the effect of corticosterone on the sleep-wake pattern in the male rat Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior 70, 305-310 (2001).

3. Millspaugh, J.J., Washburn, B.E., Milanick, M.A., et al. Effects of heat and chemical treatments on fecal glucocorticoid measurements: Implications for sample transport Wildlife Society Bulletin 31(2), 399-406 (2003).

Product Citations

Li, A., Zhang, R.-X., Wang, Y., et al. Corticosterone mediates electroacupuncture-produced anti-edema in a rat model of inflammation BMC Complement. Altern. Med. 7(27), (2007).

Borel, C., Welti, D.H., Fernandez, I., et al. Dicranin, an antimicrobial and 15-lipoxygenase inhibitor from the moss Dicranum scoparium J. Nat. Prod. 56(7), 1071-1077 (1993).

Technical Support

All 480 well kits are supplied with a single 500 dtn vial of antiserum and tracer, or Fab' conjugate that must be used within the stated time following reconstitution.

Analysis Tools

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