Stabilized dried blood spot collection

Darren McMorran, Dwayne Chung Kim Chung, Monika Toth, Oi Wah Liew, Murat Muradoglu, Tuck Wah Ng

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Abstract

During the collection phase of the dried blood spot method, practitioners need to ensure that there is no smearing of the blood sample on the filter paper or else readings from it will be invalid. This can be difficult to accomplish in the field if there is relative motion between the site of blood discharge on the finger and the filter paper. In this article, a gyroscope stabilization method is introduced and demonstrated to provide consistent and improved dried blood spot collection within a circular guide region notwithstanding the presence of rocking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-30
Number of pages3
JournalAnalytical Biochemistry
Volume506
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • Dried blood
  • Gyroscope
  • Rocking
  • Stabilization

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