Over the past few years, the field of medicine has witnessed advancements that have brought new convenience, comfort, and efficiency to patient treatment. One of these is microsampling.
Microsampling is a process that allows a collection of small amounts of a specimen (blood, urine) or other biological fluid required for laboratory testing. The sample collected using the microsampling process could be as small as 10 to 20 μL.
In venipuncture, an older method, a substantial amount of blood is drawn from a vein. How can a simple prick of a finger be similarly helpful in understanding your current medical condition? A single drop of blood may be used in a number of ways.
Here are a few of the ways a micro-sample may be useful:
Microsampling plays an important role in delivering on the promise of smarter healthcare and is proving quite useful in patient monitoring. With microsampling, the future looks brighter for patients, medical practitioners, and the scientists who are constantly looking for ways to improve the field of medicine.