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blood microsampling: what one drop can do

by Neoteryx | 1 min read

microsampling-what-one-drop-can-doWith a microsampling device, a very small sample of blood can be collected from a patient anywhere in the world. It works just with a single finger prick and collects just a few microliters of blood. Microsampling has dramatic positive implications for the science and healthcare fields because it makes healthcare smarter and research and patient monitoring much easier. Here are some of the ways that microsampling is changing the world. 

Sampling blood is quick and convenient.

Many patients dread having their blood drawn through venipuncture. Some dislike it so much that they may avoid having important medical tests done because of it. With a microsampling device, drawing blood is quick and easy. This means more patients will get the tests they need, and clinics can run these tests much more efficiently, making the entire process less stressful for everyone. 

Patients can sample blood anywhere in the world. 

Blood tests can indicate quite a bit of important information about a patient, which is why they are used so often in the medical field. Microsampling devices are small and portable, which means that blood tests can be done without a medical facility. This can help patients around the world better monitor their health status, saving lives in the long run. 

Microsampling makes research easier. 

Research is an extremely important part of developing new medical products and procedures. It's also essential for getting an accurate picture of our global population's health as a whole. Because microsampling is so simple and easy to do anywhere, it means that researchers will be able to collect higher volumes of accurate data. It also will make it easier for them to conduct research on animals in an ethical manner. With better research, healthcare professionals can develop smarter healthcare solutions to solve some of the world's most common medical problems. 

The future of medicine looks brighter with so many potential applications for microsampling and remote patient monitoring. As microsampling technology continues to evolve even more, we can expect to see happier patients, more intelligent research, and better medical care.

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Originally published Mar 1, 2019 3:01:00 AM, updated on July 29, 2020

Topics:Alternative to VenipunctureRemote Patient Monitoring