Table 2

Analysis of biological fluids

BloodUrineSaliva
  1. Metabolomics (NAA and related metabolites).

  2. Hormones (progesterone, aldosterone, 11-deoxycortisol, corticosterone, testosterone, androstenedione, cortisol, 17OHP, DHEA, DHEAS, cortisone).

  3. Pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines (TNFα, IL1β, IL6, IL4, IL8, IL10, IL13, IL17, GM-CSF).

  4. Proteomics.

  5. Microparticles.

  6. Biomarkers of brain injury (S100B, GFAP and NSE).

  7. MicroRNAs.

  1. Hormone profile.

  2. Brain biomarkers (NAA, S100B and GFAP).

  3. Metabolomics.

  4. MicroRNAs.

  1. MicroRNAs.

  2. Metabolomics.