what microsampling means for the future of clinical research and healthcare
by Neoteryx, on Aug 9, 2018 9:09:00 AM
Microsampling is a method that allows nearly anyone to draw very small samples of blood. This new method that can result blood samples of as little as 10-30 µl. Microsampling applications will affect in several ways the future of healthcare and experience of patients, individuals including professional athletes, and the medical field as a whole. The following are some of the impacts:
- Blood testing is likely to take a completely new face, which is more convenient, time-saving, and economical. This is because, unlike traditional sampling, microsampling does not necessarily require the patients to walk to the facilities, queue or wait, and go through a needle stick to get their blood extracted. It facilitates remote collection of blood.
- In the toxicology laboratories, the method does not require one to have specialized laboratory equipment. Microsamples can be obtained using standard laboratory equipment that requires less effort. This means that the method is easy to implement, and the researchers are also able to obtain high-quality results within a short time, which is cost-effective.
- Microsampling can dramatically improve patient experience. Despite being quicker, it is more comfortable for the patient. Patients and participants can do home blood collection by themselves. Treatment is improved overall.
- The technique reduces the risk of losing more blood for the patients, especially low volume blood patients including pediatric patients and the elderly. This is because only a small sample of blood is required.
Microsampling is a very beneficial discovery in the future of healthcare. It can greatly improve blood analysis systems.