Sensitive salivary estradiol assay for monitoring ovarian function.

  title={Sensitive salivary estradiol assay for monitoring ovarian function.},
  author={Carol M Worthman and Joy F. Stallings and Lindsay F Hofman},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  volume={36 10},
Measurement of steroids in saliva has excited interest because of the numerous potential clinical applications; noninvasive, convenient sampling; and apparently accurate reflection of the concentrations of physiologically active unbound steroid in the circulation. Although assays of saliva for several steroid hormones are available and widely used, assays for salivary estradiol are not, primarily because of methodological limitations. By modifying a commercially available kit for serum… CONTINUE READING

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