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Salivary Total Protein

Technical Summary

Analyte Summary
Analyte: ​Total Protein
Aliases: TP
Serum-Saliva Correlation: NA
Optimum Collection Volume: 75 μL*
*Add 300 µl to the total volume of all tests for liquid handling
Assay Summary
Methodology: Colorimetric Assay
Sensitivity: 5 μg/mL
Assay Range: -------
Assay Type: Quantitative

Collect Saliva Samples


Better results begin with better saliva collection. This collection protocol features general considerations to maximize salivary ​Total Protein analysis. Use this analyte specific collection protocol to plan your collection methodology and sampling schemes.


Test Saliva Samples

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Order Code (lab): 5301
Transport Requirements: Ship on Dry Ice
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Salimetrics Assay Kits - Better Results

The validated method used by Salimetrics is proprietary and not available in assay kit form at this time.

Add DNA Analysis to My Study

Considerations for adding Salivary DNA to analyte Studies:

You can combine salivary analytes with easy, accurate, and affordable genomic testing using Salimetrics SalivaLab and the same sample that you are already collecting – no specialized saliva collection devices or additional samples are required.

Don’t know what SNPs are right for you? The SalivaLab’s DNA team specializes in genetic testing services, we recommend you Request a DNA Consult (gratis) to learn more about common considerations such as # of samples, participant ethnicity, and IRB Approval.

All DNA Services

DNA Extraction and Normalization
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Genotyping
VNTR & STR Analysis

References & Salivary Total Protein Research

      1. de Oliveira, V.N., Bessa, A., Lamounier, R.P., et al. (2010).  Changes in the salivary biomarkers induced by an effort test.  Int J Sports Med, 31(6), 377-81.
      2. Aydin, S. (2007). A comparison of ghrelin, glucose, alpha-amylase and protein levels in saliva from diabetics.  J Biochem Mol Biol, 40(1), 29-35.
      3. Sivakumar, T., Hand, A.R., Mednieks, M. (2009).  Secretory proteins in the saliva of children.  J Oral Sci, 51(4), 573-80.
      4. Shi, D., Meng, H., Xu, L., et al. (2008).  Systemic inflammation markers in patients with aggressive periodontitis: A pilot study.  J Periodontol, 79(12), 2340-46.
      5. Lee, J.Y., Chung, J.W., Kim, Y.K., et al. (2007).  Comparison of the composition of oral mucosal residual saliva with whole saliva.  Oral Dis, 13(6), 550-54.
      6. Furuholm, J., Sorsa, T., Qvarnstrom, M., et al. (2006).  Salivary matrix metalloproteinase-8 in patients with and without coronary heart disease may indicate an increased susceptibility to periodontal disease.  J Periodontal Res, 41(5), 486-89.
      7. Brandtzeg, P. (2007). Do salivary antibodies reliably reflect both mucosal and systemic immunity?  Ann N Y Acad Sci, 1098, 288-311.
      8. Rudney, J.D., Smith, Q.T. (1985). Relationships between levels of lysozyme, lactoferrin, salivary perioxidase, and secretory immunoglobulin A in stimulated parotid saliva.  Infect Immun, 49(3), 469-75.
      9. Bishop, N.C., Gleeson, M. (2009). Acute and chronic effects of exercise on markers of mucosal immunity.  Front Biosci, 1(14), 4444-56.
      10. Burgener, B., Ford, A.R., Situ, H., et al. (2010).  Biologic markers for odontogenic periradicular periodontitis.  J Endod, 36(8), 1307-10.
      1. Andersen, E., Dessaix, I.M., Mombelli, A. (2010).  Myeloid-related protein (MRP8/14) expression in gingival crevice fluid in periodontal health and disease and after treatment.  J Periodont Res, 45(4), 458-63.

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Salimetrics’ COVID-19 Status – 6 April 2020 – No change to Prior Update:

Salimetrics’ Sales and Customer Service, as well as all other non-laboratory personnel, have successfully transitioned to working remote and are fully able to provide support to our customers.

Our Salimetrics Pennsylvania Manufacturing Center remains open for customer orders and shipments. All Salimetrics’ laboratory personnel are following PPE guidelines per CDC Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2).

The Salimetrics’ SalivaLab, located in California, is open to receive samples. In accordance with State of California Executive Order N-33-20 effective March 19, 2020, our Carlsbad, California facility, including R&D and SalivaLab personnel, will remain open working on research critical to the COVID-19 response; onsite SalivaLab personnel will be able to receive samples, and in some cases, test and send data.  All Salimetrics’ laboratory personnel are following PPE guidelines per CDC Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2).



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