Validity of Saliva Testing
For those interested in reviewing research on the validity of
home Saliva Testing, we recommend the following articles and website
as a beginning:
- Salivary Steroid Assays for Assessing Variation in Endocrine
Activity. Authors: D. Riad-Fahmy, GF Read and RF Walker. Facility:
Tenovus Institute for Cancer Research, WelshNationalSchool of
Medicine, HeathPark, Cardiff, Wales.
- The Measurement of Hormones
In Saliva: Possibilities and Pitfalls Authors: Ross F. Vining
and Robynne A. McGinley. Facility: Garvan Institute of Medical
Research, St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
- Assessing Estradiol in
Biobehavioral Studies Using Saliva and Blood Spots: Simple Radioimmunoassay
Protocols, Reliability and Comparative Validity. Authors: Elizabeth
A. Shirtcliff, etal. Facility: Behavioral Endocrinology Laboratory,
Dept of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University.
Salimetrics, State College, Pennsylvania; Department of Sociology,
Pennsylvania State University; Psychology Department, University
of North Carolina at Wilmington.