Dried Blood Spots

Small volume. Massive impact.

The collection of biological fluids onto filter paper has been used for analytical testing for nearly 100 years1. In  the 1960s, Robert Guthrie popularized the use of blood collected onto filter paper, today called Dried Blood Spots. Since then this technique has been used for analysis in a wide range of biochemical and genetic analyses.

We are experts in the use of dried blood spot technology, and its possibilities to support easy and fast sample collection, transportation and storage.

One Drop of Blood - Many Possibilities

Our tests use less blood making the testing experience as comfortable as possible for patients, young and old. Collecting Dried Blood Spot samples for adults and children is simple, usually only a few drops of blood are needed from a fingertip. For the littlest of patients, newborn babies, collection from the heel is performed (for Newborn Screening only).

ARCHIMEDlife Sampling Kits

We provide an ARCHIMEDlife Sampling Kit including a Dried Blood Spot card, informed consent form and self-addressed return envelope for all our testing programs. Physicians can use the ARCHIMEDlife WEBPORTAL to order analyses, register patients and receive electronic medical reports online.

Please contact us at info@archimedlife.com to receive more information on Dried Blood Spot cards or Sampling Kits.

Please find detailed information below on Dried Blood Spot card sampling techniques, storage and transportation:

Instructions for Blood Sampling using a Dried Blood Spot Card (English)

General Sampling

Newborn Screening

Anleitung zur Blutabnahme mittels Trockenblutkarte (Deutsch)

Allgemeine Blutabnahme

Neugeborenen Screening

Please note these services are only available for physicians. If you are a patient, please consult your physician about ARCHIMEDlife programs and how to get tested.

1. WENKUI, L., LEE, M., ed, Dried Blood Spots: Applications and Techniques, John Wiley & Sons, 2014.