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Salivary Diagnostics Using Purified Nucleic Acids

  • Paul D. SloweyEmail author
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Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1537)

Abstract

Saliva is an easily accessible fluid that has led to increasing interest in the development of salivary diagnostics. This chapter describes some of the newer tools and procedures for collection, stabilization, and storage of oral fluid matrices that aid in the successful use of saliva as a test specimen. This chapter focuses particularly on nucleic acid components for downstream molecular diagnostic (MDx) testing, since this is probably the area where saliva is likely to have the greatest impact in improving healthcare for the general population.

Key words

Saliva RNA DNA Nucleic acids Stabilization Exosomes 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The author would like to acknowledge the support of Dr David T Wong (UCLA) for his support and encouragement in preparing this manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oasis Diagnostics® CorporationVancouverUSA

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