Common applications of hormone monitoring
- Monitoring reproductive cycles in females
- Diagnosing and monitoring pregnancy
- Evaluating the effectiveness of contraception
- Examining male reproductive physiology
- Assessing changes in hormones due to puberty or aging
- Assessing seasonal hormonal patterns
- Characterizing the reproductive and stress physiology of a new species
- Investigating hormonal responses to specific events or management decisions
- Correlating hormones with behavior, health and environmental measures
- Assessing the reproductive health of a captive or free-ranging population
We currently offer the following hormone assays:
- Progesterone (P4)
- Estradiol (E2)
- Testosterone (T)
- Glucocorticoids (Corticosterone or Cortisol)
All assays are carefully monitored for precision and reproducibility.
Examples of some species we have validated assays for can be viewed here.
We are adding new species and assays on an ongoing basis. If the species you are interested in is not listed here, please contact us and we can discuss validation of an assay specifically for your needs.
Fecal Hormone Analysis: $23/sample
Urine Hormone Analysis: $21/sample
Serum Hormone Analysis: $17/sample
Prices include extraction (as needed) and analysis of all samples in duplicate and re-dilutions if needed. (Bulk discounts are available for batches of 50 or more samples)
New Species Assay Validation (biochemical validation): $270
Validation includes parallelism and recovery analyses.
Sample collection protocol and submission form available upon request.
Please contact us for sample collection protocols and any other questions you may have regarding hormone analyses:
Candace Scarlata, Ph.D.
Nadja Wielebnowski, Ph.D.
Animal Welfare and Research Manager
Laurel Westcott, Ph.D.
Animal Welfare Monitoring Specialist
Before sending any samples, please email: email@example.com to verify that we will be able to receive your samples.
Ship via FedEx overnight on dry ice or ice packs early in the week to:
4001 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR 97221