Changes in male salivary testosterone concentration with age
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
International Journal of Andrology
Volume 4, Issue 1-6, pages 623–627, December 1981
How to Cite
Read, G. F., Harper, M. E., Peeling, W. B. and Griffiths, K. (1981), Changes in male salivary testosterone concentration with age. International Journal of Andrology, 4: 623–627. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2605.1981.tb00744.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Received on March 12th, 1981.
Using a specific and sensitive radioimmunoassay for testosterone, the concentration of the steroid has been determined in samples of saliva taken from men of various ages. The results clearly show that the mean salivary testosterone concentration, which related to the plasma-free, non-protein-bound steroid concentration, falls with advancing age from 236 pmol/l in the 3rd decade to 100 pmol/l in the 8th decade.