Natural Hormones in Bovine Serum Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size


Bovine Serum

40 ml


17beta-Oestradiol (estradiol), 17beta-Testosterone, Altrenogest, Chlormadinone, Medroxyprogesterone, Megestrol, Melengestrol, Total Gestagens


Test has shortened timescale for analysis and/or returning results.

Test Description

Serum is a much cleaner matrix than liver or kidney. It is one of the few matrices which can be collected from a living animal and is often taken for convenience as collecting urine can be time consuming and challenging. Most laboratories would be expected to handle serum and urine for hormone analysis.

The test material is for the quantification and identification of natural hormones. At natural levels these are not a problem, but levels might be artificially elevated, in order to gain advantage, especially for beef production. The gender of the animal is important in determining natural hormones, but detections in the wrong gender of animal, or unusually high levels in the right gender of animal,  can indicate mis-use. Urine and blood serum provide different matrices in which to analyse these hormones.

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