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Table 2 Salivary steroid concentrations in the antepartum women by days prior to delivery

From: Steroid concentrations in antepartum and postpartum saliva: normative values in women and correlations with serum

   Mean ± SEM Median Range
Estriol (nmol/L)    
  < 14 days 6.37 ± 1.18 6.15 3.37 - 10.11
  14-21 days 6.30 ± 0.68 5.92 4.27 - 9.79
  22-28 days 4.41 ± 0.58 4.16 2.88 - 7.34
  > 28 days 3.61 ± 0.39 3.34 2.21 - 5.12
Estradiol (pmol/L)    
  < 14 days 447.23 ± 137.51 341 229 - 1128
  14-21 days 338.78 ± 65.87 289 67 - 653
  22-28 days 373.79 ± 65.39* 376 159 - 558
  > 28 days 208.54 ± 27.29 210 116 - 284
Progesterone (nmol/L)    
  < 14 days 9.28 ± 2.04 8.54 4.30 - 15.92
  14-21 days 8.39 ± 1.25 8.10 4.00 - 13.48
  22-28 days 5.87 ± 1.25 5.24 1.84 - 11.92
  > 28 days 5.18 ± 0.95 5.44 1.76 - 9.74
Testosterone (pmol/L)    
  < 14 days 418.44 ± 77.17 378 253 - 755
  14-21 days 434.54 ± 102.49 354 247 - 1129
  22-28 days 270.52 ± 22.65 281 180 - 341
  > 28 days 245.68 ± 17.24 257 183 - 301
Cortisol (nmol/L)    
  < 14 days 12.74 ± 2.32 10.34 7.92 - 22.35
  14-21 days 10.96 ± 1.50 9.74 6.41 - 17.75
  22-28 days 8.05 ± 0.57 8.50 4.78 - 9.58
  > 28 days 8.92 ± 1.28 8.48 5.45 - 12.60
DHEA (nmol/L)    
  < 14 days 0.52 ± 0.08 0.47 0.28 - 0.85
  14-21 days 0.44 ± 0.04 0.39 0.33 - 0.66
  22-28 days 0.35 ± 0.06 0.26 0.22 - 0.57
  > 28 days 0.32 ± 0.03 0.31 0.23 - 0.44
  1. * = outlier removed, > 1000 pmol/L.