Table 1.

Mean volume of secretions and calculated dilution factors from mucosal sitesa

Secretion typeVolume (μl)Dilution
Cervical29.1 ± 3.022.0 ± 3.4
Vaginal17.3 ± 3.037.1 ± 3.7
Oral105 ± 8.17.0 ± 1.3
  • a Volumes and dilutions were calculated based on 40 duplicate samples collected from four women throughout their menstrual cycle. Values are means ± standard errors.