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Table 3 Salivary steroid concentrations in postpartum women and percentage of samples that yielded detectable concentrations

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

  Estradiol Estriol Progesterone Testosterone Cortisol DHEA
  (pmol/L) (nmol/L) (nmol/L) (pmol/L) (nmol/L) (nmol/L)
Median: 8 ND 0.07 151 3.38 0.39
Mode: ND ND ND ND 1.57 0.68
Range: ND - 28 ND - 0.08 ND - 0.22 ND - 418* 1.57 - 13.47 0.07 - 1.54*
% 81 2 60 81 100 100
  1. ND = not detectable; % = percentage of samples that yielded concentrations falling above the detection limit (LOD) of the assay.
  2. * = outlier removed, > 550 pmol (T) or > 3.50 nmol (DHEA).