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ea0016p405 | Neuroendocrinology | ECE2008

Performance characteristics of serum and salivary hormone quantification for luteal phase confirmation in behavioural studies

Brandhorst Gunnar , Behrens Kathrin , Hinrichs Sophie , Jordan Kirsten , Oellerich Michael , von Ahsen Nicolas

Objective: To investigate gender differences in spatial orientation and verbal memory we conducted a study in 21 healthy young women and men (eleven women). Participating women were required to be in the mid-luteal phase of the cycle. Hormone profiling for behavioural studies is often performed in saliva samples to avoid venous blood sampling. We have compared simultaneously collected blood and saliva samples to confirm the presence of the luteal phase.M...