Over sixty references prove that Mitra devices are compatible with a wide rage of analytes from therapeutic drugs to DNA/RNA to biomarkers. Download our analyte compatibility list to learn more. If you don't see your analyte of interest contact one of our Microsampling Specialistsand they'll be able to help.
How exactly does switching to microsampling save money?
Initial implementation requires an upfront investment and may disrupt existing workflow, depending on the current processes in place. However, any initial friction is well worth it - Mitra microsampling technology saves money (e.g. no cold-chain shipping), labor (e.g. compatible with typical liquid handling instrumentation), and resources (e.g use non-clinical staff to collect specimens) over time while better allowing for future growth.
How should I store Mitra when sampling outside the clinic?
All storage recommendations should follow the specific assay’s stability data as it was validated by the laboratory performing the analysis. Most samples can be stored and shipped at room temperature. Your Microsampling Specialist can offer specialized guidance if needed.
Is there a correlation between venous and capillary blood?
Our customers have produced bridging data showing correlations between venous blood draws and fingerstick blood draws, but there is a dependence on the analytical workflow and the compounds to be analyzed. Different analytes are known to circulate differently in venous and capillary blood, so studies will need to be done for each individual analyte and assay.
These resources provide quick insight into the benefits of of blood microsampling as well as a summary of manuscripts featuring the Mitra® microsampling device powered by VAMS™ technology.