Saliva

Melatonin in Saliva

In mammals, melatonin is biosynthesized in the pineal gland from the essential dietary amino acid tryptophan, with serotonin produced as an intermediate. In general Melatonin acts as an endocrine hormone.
Many biological effects of melatonin are generated through activation of melatonin receptors, while others are due to its role as a powerful antioxidant, being a direct scavenger of OH, O2−, and NO.
The serum and saliva melatonin levels in humans show a marked circadian rhythm characterized by very low levels during day time and high levels during night time.

Melatonin Saliva Direct RIA

The Melatonin Saliva Direct RIA (BA R-3400) is a sensitive assay for the quantitative determination of Melatonin in human saliva samples and is intended for in-vitro diagnosis and research applications.

Catalog Nr.: 
BA R-3400
Name: 

Melatonin Saliva Direct RIA

Description: 
Radioimmunoassay (RIA) for the quantitative determination of of Melatonin in saliva
Design: 
Common sample preparation. 6 standards, 2 controls, ready for use. Double antibody technique.
Sample Volume: 
500 µl saliva
Total Assay Time: 
Sample preparation 1 hour and RIA 20-24 hours
Standard Range: 

0 / 3 - 300 pg/ml

Sensitivity: 

1.4 pg/ml

Storage: 
2 - 8 °C
Kit: 
100 Determinations
Advantages: 
  • Direct assay
  • Test for Melatonin in saliva
  • High specificity and sensitivity
  • 15 week shelf-life
  • Ready for use tracers
CE Mark: 
CE Marked
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