SPECIMEN COLLECTION RESOURCES
SPECIMEN COLLECTION TECHNOLOGY
Specimen collection is the process of obtaining tissue or fluids for laboratory analysis or near-patient testing. It is often a first step in determining diagnosis and treatment.
Specimens for testing typically include but are not limited to:
- Whole Blood, Plasma, or Serum;
- Oral Fluid;
- Urine and
Sedia manufactures specimen collectors for DNA, Antibodies, and Oral fluid. We also manufacture Dried Blood Specimen Collection Strips as an alternative to collecting and storing liquid whole blood.
DBS or Dried Blood Specimens is whole blood collected on filter paper and dried.
DBS can be used for re-testing a patient’s blood at a reference laboratory. DBS is also a cost effective alternative to shipping and storing whole blood samples.
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