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Table 4 Comparison of analytical methods for determining natural steroidal compounds in saliva

From: Rapid determination of natural steroidal hormones in saliva for the clinical diagnoses

Ref Preparation method Instrument The limit of quantification (μg/L)
    E1 E2 E3 P T
Hogg et al. 2005 [21] SPE LC-MS/MS - - - - 0.5
Matsui et al. 2009 [12] SPE LC-MS/MS - - - - 0.005
Shibayama et al. 2009 [4] SPE LC-MS/MS - - - - 0.010
Gould et al. 1986 [23] IA GC-MS - - - - 0.0013*
De Boever et al. 1988 [18] - EIA - - 0.09* - -
Kivlighan et al. 2005 [16]   EIA   0.001*   0.005*  
This study LLE GC-MS 0.003 0.002 0.3 0.003 0.003
  1. IA = Immunoadsorption
  2. EIA: Enzyme Immunoassay
  3. *the limit of detection