For researchers, there are many advantages in using dried blood spot (DBS) sampling. These include reduced volume requirements, minimally invasive collection, ease of transport and sample stability. Once dried, the sample is stable for months to years at ambient temperature or under refrigeration and can be used for a variety of applications. Dried blood spot cards have been used for clinical and pre-clinical pharmacokinetic studies, gene screening and disease surveillance. Owing to advanced analytical techniques and improved throughput, there has been a rapid expansion in the use of dried blood spots for mass spectrometric analysis.
BioIVT supports biomarker research by providing dried blood spot cards from both healthy, normal individuals and those with various pathological indications.