Salivary Cortisol Bioscience Training

The UNC School of Nursing Biobehavorial Laboratory will present an overview in Salivary Bioscience evaluating cortisol and hormones linking stress and health. Join us for a discussion of saliva collection method survey and demonstration.

When May 15, 2013 08:00 AM to
May 16, 2013 04:30 PM
Where Carrington Hall, Room L700 (on May 15) and Biobehavorial Lab (on May 16)
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Contact Phone (919) 966-7598
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At the conclusion of this workshop you will understand:
-the practical aspects of saliva sample handling, collection, and study design
-sample processing and the basics of salivary enzyme immunoassay
-salivary cortisol as a stress biomarker:  the awakening response, diurnal variation, and momentary acute stress reactivity
-the integration of salivary analytes into behavioral, developmental, and health science research

Discussion Topics and hands-on training:
Oral Fluids as Biological Specimens
Research Design and Sampling Schemes
Measuring Saliva Analytes
Salivary Analyte Data
Sample Preparation
Side-by-Side Training in running the Cortisol assay Side-by-Side Training in running Alpha Amylase assay Cortisol and Alpha Amylase Discussion

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Call the lab with questions at (919) 966-7598.

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