The design and evaluation of a shaped filter collection device to sample and store defined volume dried blood spots from finger pricks

Dried blood spots are a common medium for collecting patient blood prior to testing for malaria by molecular methods

Abstract

Dried blood spots are a common medium for collecting patient blood prior to testing for malaria by molecular methods. A new shaped filter device for the quick and simple collection of a designated volume of patient blood has been designed and tested against conventional blood spots for accuracy and precision.

Citation

Polley, S.D.; Bell, D.; Oliver, J.; Tully, F.; Perkins, M.D.; Chiodini, P.L.; González, I.J. The design and evaluation of a shaped filter collection device to sample and store defined volume dried blood spots from finger pricks. Malaria Journal (2015) 14 (1) [DOI: 10.1186/s12936-015-0558-x]

The design and evaluation of a shaped filter collection device to sample and store defined volume dried blood spots from finger pricks

Published 1 January 2015