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vet diagnostics: new applications in animal blood sampling

by Emerson Dameron | 2 min read

blood-sampling-companion-livestock-animals.jpgThe Future of Animal Blood Sampling 

Volumetric Absorptive Microsampling (VAMS™) technology brings new convenience and accuracy to specimen collection from livestock and companion animals. When implementing a microsampling workflow, vet diagnostic organizations can embrace a simple, accurate, quantitative method, while improving the sampling experience for both animals and humans. 

Take samples ready to securely ship - anywhere, anytime, by anyone - and easily track samples with native bar codes. Yield NGS-grade RNA/DNA from as little as 10 μl of fluid - ideal for breed identification / determination. 

  • Offer quantitative testing for more accurate and useful results
  • Cut costs and simplify workflow
  • Sample remotely (or at home) with minimal training
  • Bring new ease and convenience to high-volume sampling in a variety of use cases


Applications include:

  • Breed Determination
  • Zoonotic Testing
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Medication Adherence
  • Clinical Trials
  • Heartworm Antigen Testing


Blood Sampling: Livestock

blood-sampling-livestock-animals.jpgPassive surveillance for regulatory compliance requires the collection of millions of blood samples yearly.  Disease screening livestock and poultry is vital to stopping animal diseases before their devastating effects can take hold.

  • Investment in efficient and simplified sampling methods like microsampling will provide for the long-term health of the business.
  • Improve convenience compared to existing card and tail stick methods
  • Cost-effective solution that can dramatically simplify the sampling process
  • Maintain regulatory compliance for animal health and well-being


Blood Sampling: Companion Pets

blood-sampling-companion-animals.jpgAs pet ownership continues to rise, including in more remote areas of the world, the medical needs of companion animals have spurred technological innovation. Microsampling technology makes specimen collection from companion animals easier than ever before.

  • With basic training, pet parents can conveniently and quickly take at-home samples with minimal distress to pets
  • Cut costs and inconvenience associated with vet visits
  • Give owners more authority over their pets' comfort and health
  • Collect smaller-volume samples from smaller animals


Originally published Dec 1, 2017 5:34:00 AM, updated on May 24, 2018


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