secretory IgA in saliva

Dan Marquez dmarquez3 at socal.rr.com
Wed Dec 18 14:24:30 EST 2002


"JeffK" <jeff.kessler at ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:Q9YL9.161$zE1.56400 at newsfep1-win.server.ntli.net...
> Hi.
> Does anyone know what the standard range is for secretory IgA in saliva
> (s-IgA, sometimes referred to as salivary IgA), for healthy adult males.
> Also, if you know this, do you know what would be considered a clinically
> significant change in s-Iga levels. (If possible, references for any info
> would be good too!).
>
> Thanks, Jeff
>
My understanding is that it varies all over them place depending on exposure
to antigens.  The below site, however, may have the numbers you seek. If
not,  the site owners, Salimetrics, may know where to get the numbers.

http://www.salimetrics.com/sigakitinsert.htm

This site shows some numbers after vaccinations...

http://ethesis.helsinki.fi/julkaisut/laa/haart/vk/nieminen/circulat.html

Hopefully this is useful info, although not the same as a direct answer.


Dan





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