The endocrine system is a complex group of glands that make hormones. Different types of hormones control various activities in your body; such as, reproduction, metabolism (food burning and waste elimination), growth and development. Hormones also control the way you respond to your surroundings and they help to provide the proper amount of energy and nutrition your body needs to function. The glands that make up the endocrine system include the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenal, pituitary and hypothalamus.
Diseases and disorders of the endocrine system can be grouped into several different areas. Some endocrinologists focus on endocrine system diseases; such as, diabetes, thyroid function, fertility, growth, adrenal function and gastroenterology.
DiaSorin, originated from a division of Sorin Biomedica, in 1968 and began the development of a product portfolio designed for use with RIA technology to be used in the endocrinology field. Most are now available as CLIA technology on the LIAISON® systems. All DiaSorin endocrinology products are registered in compliance with the European CE mark rules with commercially available assays in the US having FDA clearance.