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Table 4 Detected number of miRNAs in the various bodily fluids

From: Diversity and signature of small RNA in different bodily fluids using next generation sequencing

Bodily fluid Blood Leukocytes Plasma Serum Saliva Cell-Free Saliva Urine Cell-Free Urine
Number of miRNAs 440 352 403 307 178 233 205 208
  1. Only miRNAs that are present at a minimum of 5 counts in 3 or more individuals were considered detectable