How Capitainer qDBS works

Capitainer qDBS is a blood collection device for microsampling with predefined blood volume.

Capitainer qDBS
Sampling by a healthcare professional

 Less than two (2) minutes

Capitainer qDBS
Blood sampling – important steps

Convenitent and quantative blood sampling at the fingertip for everyone, everywhere at anytime.
Collect a blood sample at the lab or at home and return in the
packaging provided.

Handling of the Capitainer qDBS card

1. Open and unfold the Capitainer qDBS card.

2. Fingerprick with a suitable lancet.

3. Apply a good droplet, “a hanging drop” on both inlets.

4. Confirm successful sampling, close, seal and mark with unique ID.


5. Send with regular mail, no special transport needed.


Capitainer qDBS – Home sampling

Capitainer qDBS device is intended to be used by a healthcare professional or anyone
with appropriate training,
to be used with assistance, or for self-sampling.

Instruction for sampling in your home 

Below you can see how easy and convenient you can do sampling with Capitainer qDBS device whereever you are  Instruction in English and Swedish

Questions and inquiries about Capitainer qDBS?

Product availability may vary from country to country and is subject to varying regulatory requirements. Please contact your local sales representative for availability.

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FACTS Capitainer qDBS

Accurate sampling

  • Defined volume
  • Reproducibility: CV, less than < 5%
  • Hematocrit independent

Easy to use

  • Capillary sampling
  • Convenient and quantative blood sampling at the fingertip for everyone, everywhere at anytime
  • Enables easy and accurate sampling by non-healthcare professionals
  • Building on over 50 years of clinical utility of dry blood spot cards

Reduced environmental impact

  • Transportation friendly
  • Based on degradable material

Dry sample storage

  • Send with regular mail
  • No cold chain required
  • Room temp stability and space saving

Capitainer qDBS

  • CE-marked and registered as an IVD product according to the 98/97EC In vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Directive
  • Registered with the US FDA as a Device Class 1