Hormones and biomarkers analysis services in saliva and hair

In close collaboration with Stratech, the ARU Biomarker Laboratory offers a comprehensive service for the analysis of hormones and biomarkers in saliva and hair using Salimetrics reagents and automated, high-throughput Tecan liquid handling systems.

Salimetrics is widely regarded as a global leader in salivary bioscience. The lab has robust, routine data quality control policies and checks, and offers options for data delivery in as little as 5 days. Consistent and reliable, high quality results are produced by an efficient team with 15 years salivary bioscience experience. The laboratory’s knowledgeable scientists can also provide personalised support for your project from initiation to data delivery.

The ARU Biomarker Laboratory is in central Cambridge at the new Science Centre at Anglia Ruskin College and is the only Salimetrics approved Centre of Excellence service in the UK and sole UK academic institution offering this service. All experiments and analysis conducted at the laboratory are fully compliant with the Human Tissue Act (licence 12515).

The following biomarkers can be analysed, although others, not listed, may be available. Please contact us to discuss.

Saliva Markers

• Aldosterone
• Alpha-Amylase
• Androstenedione
• C-Reactive Protein
• Cortisol
• Cotinine
• Secretory Immunoglobulin A (SIgA)
• Testosterone
• Transferrin/ Blood Contamination
• Uric Acid
• Estradiol
• Estriol
• Estrone
• IL-6
• IL-1ß
• Melatonin
• Progesterone
• 17alpha-OH-progesterone

Hair Markers

• Cortisol
• Testosterone (undergoing validation)

Should you wish to perform the tests yourself, please contact Stratech directly to purchase any Salimetrics assay kits. Stratech technical team will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have on conducting the assay and performing the analysis.

For services contact the ARU Biomarker Laboratory at


Phone: 01223 698 143


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