Partial Validation of Salivary Interleukin-6 and Tumor Necrosis Factor – alpha by Enzyme Immunoassay

Background: Studies with longitudinal and/or time-series designs would benefit from non-invasive methods to assess immune response. Immune response levels typically are measured with blood obtained by venipuncture, which is distressing to subjects and, thus, may adversely affect recruitment and retention of subjects in studies with multiple or repeated… CONTINUE READING