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Biomarkers in the saliva have the potential to be used for screening purposes in epidemiological studies. The aim of this study was to investigate if certain salivary biomarkers could be used for detection of common systemic diseases.
For clinical applications such as monitoring health status, disease onset and progression, and treatment outcome, there are three necessary prerequisites:
(i) a simple method for collecting biologic samples, ideally noninvasively
(ii) specific biomarkers associated with health or disease
(iii) a technology platform to rapidly utilize the biomarkers.
Saliva, often regarded as the 'mirror of the body', is a perfect surrogate medium to be applied for clinical diagnostics. Saliva is readily accessible via a totally noninvasive method.
Related Journals of Salivary Biomarkers
Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics, Journal of Pharmacogenomics & Pharmacoproteomics, Journal of Medical Microbiology & Diagnosis, Salivary Diagnostics, Journal of Bioanalysis & Biomedicine, Biomarker Insights, Clinical and Medical genomics, Biomarkers in Medicine, Biomarkers.