TABLE 2.

Total amounts of IFN-γ, MIP-3α, and IL-8 quantified by ELISA performed with used tampons from two women with mTSS

mTSS patientSection typea (no. of sections)Amtb (ng/ml) of:
IFN-γMIP-3αIL-8
1High hemoglobin density (1)16221356
Low hemoglobin density (47)NDc (<0.03)335 ± 200656 ± 120
2High hemoglobin density (17)723 ± 110157 ± 51877 ± 136
Low hemoglobin density (31)ND (<0.03)73 ± 23173 ± 63
  • a High hemoglobin density refers to tampon sections that appear red, whereas low hemoglobin density refers to sections that appear white.

  • b Values for more than one section indicate averages ± standard deviations.

  • c ND, none detected.