Mitra microsampler | smarter specimen collection

Development of a VAMS Blood Sampling Technique For Monitoring IGF-1 in Patients With Acromegaly


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.

Micro blood samples collected on the Mitra microsampler is compatible with downstream immunoassay analyzers.

Highlights include:

  • Comparison of IFG-1 result in plasma vs. VAMS extracted with whole blood
  • Comparison of IGF-1 result in serum vs. VAMS extracted with whole blood
  • Stability of IGF-1 on dried blood microsamples