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Saliva Collection Methods & Devices


Collect Right with the Saliva Collection eBook

Learn the proper techniques and methods for saliva collection, handling, storage, and shipping with this step-by-step guide. If you are collecting saliva for biomarker or analyte analysis, we have developed this guide to provide you better results with your salivary testing.


Adults, Children 6+ Children < 6 Years Children < 6 Months Animals
Passive Drool *
Oral Swab
Children's Swab
Infant's Swab
*Note: Some children < 6 are capable of providing passive drool samples under supervision

Collection Methods Approved By Analyte

= No = Yes
Analyte Passive Drool SalivaBio Swabs Optimum Collection Volume
Salivary 17 Alpha-OHP 125 μL*
Salivary Aldosterone 175 μL*
Salivary Alpha-Amylase 25 μL*
Salivary Androstenedione 125 μL*
Salivary C-Reactive Protein 225 μL*
Salivary Chromogranin A 75 μL*
Salivary Cortisol 75 uL
Salivary Cotinine 75 µL*
Salivary DHEA 125 μL*
Salivary DHEA-S 225 μL*
Salivary Estradiol 225 μL*
Salivary Estriol 175 μL*
Salivary Estrone 255 μL*
Salivary IgG 50 μL*
Salivary Insulin 100 μL
Salivary Interferon Gamma 100 μL
Salivary Interleukin-1 Beta 50 μL*
Salivary Interleukin-10 100 μL
Salivary Interleukin-12p70 100 μL
Salivary Interleukin-13 100 μL
Salivary ​Interleukin-17A 100 μL
Salivary ​Interleukin-2 100 μL
Salivary ​Interleukin-5 100 μL
Salivary Interleukin-6 135 μL
Salivary ​Interleukin-7 100 μL
Salivary Interleukin-8 100 μL
Salivary Melatonin 225 μL*
Salivary Neopterin 125 μL*
Salivary Osteocalcin 150 μL
Salivary Oxytocin 150 μL
Salivary Progesterone 125 μL*
Salivary SIgA 50 μL*
Salivary Testosterone 75 μL*
Salivary TNF-Alpha 425 μL*
Salivary Total Protein 75 μL*
Salivary Transferrin 75 μL*
Salivary Uric Acid 25 μL*
Contact: Salimetrics (USA)
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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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