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Table 5 Comparison between the STATH expression levels in dried nasal and saliva swabs

From: Identification of body fluids—menstrual blood, saliva, and nasal secretions—over different periods of time, using mRNA

STATH 1st day 3rd day 7th day
Nasal Mean ± SD 28.05 ± 2.91 25.90 ± 3.53 21.81 ± 3.62
Saliva Mean ± SD 36.64 ± 3.33 29.21 ± 4.88 23.08 ± 3.44
pvalue <0.001** 0.019 0.264
  1. STATH Statherin, SD Standard deviation
  2. Unpaired t test (*P is significant if < 0.05, **P is highly significant if < 0.01)