Table 4.

Mean cytokine concentrations in cervical secretions

CytokineAssay detection limita (pg/ml)Cytokine concnb (pg/ml)No. of samples (n = 14) below detection limitc
Cycle day 9Cycle day 20
IL-54.014
IL-60.1046,898.4 ± 3,156.63,255.4 ± 1,198.60
IL-810.0138,297.1 ± 52,503.654,415.4 ± 11,208.30
IL-100.028342.7 ± 284.2975.7 ± 864.81
IL-120.8322.7 ± 123.2387.1 ± 262.11
  • a Level of detection was determined based on product information.

  • b All final concentrations were calculated by using a dilution factor and are means ± standard errors for seven women.

  • c IL-10 was below the assay detection limit on cycle day 9 in one patient, while IL-12 was below the detection limit on cycle day 20.