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INVITED REVIEW

Saliva as an Alternative Diagnostic Tool

Ramesh V

Keywords : saliva/chemistry, saliva/microbiology, bacterial infections/diagnosis diagnostic tests, routine/methods

Citation Information : V R. Saliva as an Alternative Diagnostic Tool. 2012; 2 (2):1-4.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-2-2-1

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Abstract

The body fluids such as blood and plasma and urine have always been used as diagnostic tools. However recognition of saliva as a diagnostic tool came much later in the medical/dental scenario. Being non-invasive and cost effective and freely available, saliva can be used for diagnosis of not only oral diseases, but also many systemic diseases. The following paper reviews the use of saliva for diagnosis of various diseases.


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