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J Islam Dent Assoc Iran 2019, 31(4): 214-217 Back to browse issues page
Salivary and Serum Ferritin Levels: Is There a Correlation?
Fatemeh Haji-Sattari1, Mahdieh Zarabadipour * 2, Fatemeh Hajmanoochehri3, Monirsadat Mirzadeh4
1- General Dentist, Student Research Committee, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine, Dental Caries Prevention Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran , mzarabadipour@qums.ac.ir
3- Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
4- Assistant Professor of Community Medicine, Metabolic Disease Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
Abstract:   (139 Views)
Background and Aim: Blood samples are used for the diagnosis of many diseases. Serum ferritin level is known to be a marker of anemia and iron overload disorders. However, blood collection is an invasive method. Saliva, as a bio-fluid, contains a va-riety of important components that are successfully used for assessment of body health. The use of saliva samples for ferritin evaluation can be regarded as a simple and noninvasive alternative to serum assessment. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the correlation between salivary and serum ferritin levels.
Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 107 participants who were re-ferred to a medical laboratory in Qazvin, Iran, voluntarily provided unstimulated sali-va and blood samples using the standard methods. The levels of ferritin in the serum and saliva samples were determined. The Spearman’s rank-order correlation coeffi-cient was used to analyze the data.
Results: The results suggested a positive correlation between the salivary and serum ferritin levels (P=0.004, r=0.27). Gender and age had no significant correlation with salivary and serum ferritin levels (P>0.05).
Conclusion: Considering the equivalent diagnostic efficacy as serum samples, salivary samples can be used as a noninvasive and simple method to determine the ferritin levels.
Keywords: Anemia, Ferritins, Saliva, Serum
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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: Oral Medicine
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Haji-Sattari F, Zarabadipour M, Hajmanoochehri F, Mirzadeh M. Salivary and Serum Ferritin Levels: Is There a Correlation?. J Islam Dent Assoc Iran. 2019; 31 (4) :214-217
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