Mitra microsampler | smarter specimen collection

Exploring VAMS Blood Sampling For The Potential of Tacrolimus TDM At-Home 



The Mitra Microsampler class I medical device is for direct specimen collection of blood and other biological fluids. It is not specific to any clinical test, and is not for use in diagnostic procedures. Use of the Mitra Microsampler in Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) requires further processing including the establishment of performance characteristics and successful validation by the laboratory in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Examine the potential of using the Mitra microsampler for at-home TDM. These finding present a novel opportunity of making the patient experience less disruptive while reducing the cost of health services.

Highlights of this research include:
  • Excellent linearity and precision for calibration curve of extractions from microsampling device (R=0.993)
  • Simple organic and protein precipitation clean-up methods
  • Strong correlation (R2 = 0.9536) between dried blood microsampling and wet blood samples