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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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