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 MedicineHeathPark, 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 ResearchSt. Vincent's HospitalSydney, 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 LaboratoryDept of Biobehavioral HealthPennsylvania State UniversitySalimetrics, State College, PennsylvaniaDepartment of SociologyPennsylvania State UniversityPsychology DepartmentUniversity of North Carolina at Wilmington