Novel Biomarker Tests for Cellular Oxidative Stress in Pets Using Saliva. Oxidative stress is the repair process that cells normally undergo after they metabolize oxygen and form free radicals (called reactive oxygen species or ROS). However, when ROS production is excessive, cells undergo damage and release biomarker enzymes that lead to tissue inflammation, infections, obesity and even cancers.
Biomarkers of clinical interest in people and pets include isoprostane, NrF2, micro RNA, and others.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please send back the sample within 10 days of collection. You can send the samples via FedEx, UPS or USPS Priority Mail. Return mailing to Hemopet needs to be in a protected package or envelope. No refrigeration is necessary, and the saliva sample is viable for up to 30 days; however we do recommend that the sample should arrive at Hemopet within 10 days of being taken.
Depending on your policy, most pet insurance companies cover not only routine checkups, but also emergency care, prescriptions, treatment and diagnostic testing such as CellBIO. Please check with your insurance provider or seek out health insurance for your companion pet.
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