Saturday, April 7, 2012

Enabling Non-invasive Direct to Consumer Blood Tests

Traditional platforms and even many existing bead based multiplexed tests require large amounts of blood serum or plasma to run an immunoassay.   Here at Arrayit, our highly miniaturized and multiplexed microarray platform run enables us to test for thousands of biomarkers with a fraction of a single droplet of blood.  Using a common safety lancet and FDA approved miniature blood collection tube, we can enable direct to consumer blood testing.  Collections cards are also working:
http://www.arrayit.com/Microarray_Diagnostics/Blood_Cards/blood_cards.html
A customer can easily collect their own sample and send it in to a central lab running our platform for testing through the mail.  Click picture for larger image.