The UNL SBL provides salivary assay analyses for a number of salivary biomarkers. These assays are run by our experienced, professional laboratory research scientist, Dr. Jessica Calvi, and her team. The UNL SBL maintains Salimetrics, Inc., Center of Excellence status, which certifies that the SBL meets rigorous collection, handling, and testing standards on par with Salimetrics, Inc. The lab regularly conducts proficiency testing through its affiliations with the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research at University of California, Irvine and with Salimetrics, Inc., to ensure quality control of results generated.

Current Salivary Analytes

Alpha-amylase (sAA) DHEA-Sulfate (DHEA-S) Progesterone
Androstenedione  Estradiol  17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP)
Blood Contamination/ Transferrin  Estriol Secretory Immunoglobulin A (SIgA)
Cortisol Estrone Testosterone
Cotinine  Interleukin-1 Beta (IL-1β) Uric Acid
C-Reactive Protein (CRP)  Interleukin-6 (IL-6)
 Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)   Melatonin

What we provide

  • Storage rate per sample/year
  • Analysis
  • Results report

Questions?please contact:

Jessica Calvi, Ph.D.


Research Scientist

Salivary Bioscience Laboratory
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Calvi can provide current rates for collection supplies, assays, and storage upon request.