Evaluation of a novel standardized system for collection and quantification of oral fluid.

@article{Raggam2008EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a novel standardized system for collection and quantification of oral fluid.},
  author={Reinhard Bernd Raggam and Brigitte I. Santner and Manfred Kollroser and Walter Goessler and Bettina Schmied and Ursula Schmitt and Evelyn Stelzl and Andreas Lackner and Jasmin Wagner and E. C. Marth and Harald H. Kessler},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={287-91}
}
BACKGROUND Standardization in collection and testing of oral fluid is lacking. METHODS A novel standardized collection and quantification system for oral fluid testing was evaluated. Sample collection volumes were determined. For determination of the saliva content in oral fluid samples, tartrazine, which is an integral part of the saliva extraction solution serving as an internal standard, was used. Results were compared with those obtained by employing glucose as a 'supplemental internal… CONTINUE READING

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