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Tag: Oral contraceptive

Salivary Bioscience News

The Utility of Salivary Cotinine as a Biomarker for Adolescent Smoke Exposure

Examining the Validity of Self-reported Primary and Secondary Exposure to Cigarette Smoke in Adolescent Girls: The Utility of Salivary Cotinine as a Biomarker. Author: Beal SJ, et al. (2018), Subst Use Misuse. BACKGROUND: Studies of cigarette use and exposure often rely on either self-report or cotinine assay. In adolescence it is not clear how well assays […]

Salivary Bioscience News

Salivary cortisol provides additional diagnostic value during ACTH1-24 stimulation test

Characterization of the serum and salivary cortisol response to the intravenous 250 µg ACTH1-24 stimulation test Author: Nolan BJ, et al (2018), Endocrine PURPOSE: The ACTH1-24 stimulation test is commonly used to assess the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Given variations in CBG concentration and binding affinity, serum total cortisol may misclassify some patients. Salivary cortisol correlates well […]