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Various articles and information

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In this section, you will find articles on salivary and hair analysis, as well as two documents on collecting saliva samples and hair cortisol analysis.

Articles:

Boumba, V.A., Ziavrou, K.S. & Vougiouklakis, T. (2006). Hair as a Biological Indicator of Drug Use, Drug Abuse or Chronic Exposure to Environmental Toxicants, International Journal of Toxicology, 25:3,143 — 163.  Pubmed

D’Anna-Hernandez, K.L., Ross, R.G., , Natvig, C.L. & Laudenslager, M.L. (2011). Hair cortisol levels as a retrospective marker of hypothalamic–pituitary axis activity throughout pregnancy: Comparison to salivary cortisol. Physiology & Behavior (104 ) 348–353. Pubmed

Fairbanks, L.A. Jorgensen, M.G., Bailey, J.N., Breidenthal, S.E., Grzywa, R. & Laudenslager, M.L. (2011) Heritability and genetic correlation of hair cortisol in vervet monkeys in low and higher stress environments. Psychoneuroendocrinology 36, 1201-1208. Pubmed

Gerber, M., Jonsdottir, I.H., Kalak, N. Elliot, C., Pühse, U., Holsboer-Trachsler, E. & Brand, S. (2013). Objectively assessed physical activity is associated with increased hair cortisol content in young adults. Stress 16(6): 593–599 Pubmed

Gow, R., Thomson, S., Rieder, M., Van Uum, S. & Koren, G.(2010) An assessment of cortisol analysis in hair and its clinical applications. Forensic science International (196) 32-37. Pubmed

Skoluda, N., et al., (2011) Elevated hair cortisol concentrations in endurance athletes. Psychoneuroendocrinology, doi:10.1016 Pubmed

Kirschbaum, C., Tietze, A., Skoluda, N. & Dettenborn, L. (2009) Hair as a retrospective calendar of cortisol production – Increased cortisol incorporation into hair in the third trimester of pregnancy. Psychoneuroendocrinology (34) , 32—37 Pubmed

Information

Why we use passive drool collection versus absorbent methods [PDF]

Validation of analysis : Cortisol in hair [PDF]

Sample Shipping Instructions [PDF]

Freeze-thaw cycle effects on salivary cortisol [PDF]