Salimetrics Assay #1-2312 (in vitro diagnostic use)The Salimetrics Salivary Testosterone Enzyme Immunoassay Kit was specifically designed to standardize the detection of testosterone in saliva samples for research and biomedical laboratories. Using a small sample volume, this assay kit has an extended range that spans the expected testosterone levels found in human saliva. The average inter- and intra-assay precision coefficients of variation are low with no deleterious matrix effects often found in saliva which are characterized through dilution- and spike-recovery validation procedures. This testosterone assay kit has also been formatted to minimize cross reactivity for related steroids. Read More...
Testosterone exhibits a diurnal rhythm, with highest levels in the morning and a nadir around midnight. In men, testosterone plays an important role in the development of male reproductive tissues including the testes and prostate, as well as promoting secondary sexual characteristics such as increased muscle, bone mass, and hair growth. In blood, only 1-10% of testosterone is in its unbound or biologically active form. The remaining testosterone is bound to serum proteins whereas the majority of testosterone in saliva is not protein-bound. Salivary testosterone levels are unaffected by salivary flow rate. The serum-saliva correlation for testosterone is very high for males, but only modest for females.
|Regulatory Status:||CE Mark|
|Assay Time:||~2 hrs|
|Sample Volume/Test:||25 µL|
|Assay Range:||6.1 pg/mL - 600 pg/mL|
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