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The Science

Accuracy of dried blood spot analysis

Dried blood spot analysis has been demonstrated to provide accurate results for measuring a wide variety of compounds.

Dried blood spot analysis was first introduced in 1963 by Guthrie and Susi and is now routinely used in heel-prick sampling and testing of newborn infants.

More recently, dried blood spot sampling for Diabetes (HbA1c), Inflammation (hsCRP), Triglycerides and Omega Fatty Acid analysis have been developed and validated.

The MonitorYou DBS samples have been found to be comparable to using traditional whole blood venous samples.

The analysis of dried blood spot samples uses laboratory techniques that differ from traditional whole blood testing, and for some analytes the expected or reference range may differ from the range provided with the traditional serum or plasma samples. These DBS expected ranges are clearly provided with MonitorYou results.

Our Analytical Lab

Our analytical monitoring services are quality controlled.

The MonitorYou laboratory conducts regular proficiency testing and participates in external quality control programs (where available) such as:

  • The National RCPAQAP (Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Program)
  • The International RIQAS (Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme)