Many studies show that DBS sampling is compatible with and equivalent to current tests performed with fresh blood samples.
Analyte classes that have shown successful recovery and analysis from DBS are listed in next table.
Compatible analytical methods include LC-MS, immunochemistry, RT-PCR, sequencing, etc.
While the vast majority of analytical methods can be used with DBS, analysis that requires intact whole cells or measures volatile analytes is incompatible with dried samples.
Search the DBS database for published studies on analysis of DBS samples.
|Analyte Class||Typical Analytes|
|Small molecules||amino acids, drugs, hormones, peptides|
|Nucleotides||DNA, miRNA, mRNA, RNA, virus|
|Proteins||hemoglobin, cytokines, etc.|