Quantitative dried urin spot sampling
The Capitainer®U card accurately collects 10 μl dried urin on a cotton paper matrix.
Dimensions: 78 x 43 x 3 mm
Sample volume: 2 x 10 µl
DBS paper: Ahlstrom grade 222
>80% of the device is paper based
<1,2 grams of plastics per device
Better than 0.5 μl as one Standard
Deviation (SD), (CV <5%)
Rate of over- or under-sampling
(with a deviation >3 SD) <0.1%
Temperature range: +15°C to +35°C
Relative humidity range: 15% to 90%
Hematocrit value: 25% to 55%
The card must be used within 30 minutes from opening the package
Collected qDBS samples can be stored at room temperature.
The stability of individual analytes in DBS samples should be validated by the responsible laboratory. In general, stability increases with lower temperature and lower humidity. qDBS discs can be stored in the freezer to extend stability. Please refer to the extensive literature for traditional DBS samples as guidance for individual analytes.
Dispose according to local regulations. Take care with blood stained materials and sharps.
Capitainer qDBS is CE-marked, registered as an IVD product according to the 98/97EC In vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Directive and registered with the US FDA as a Device Class 1.
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