We invented the new amasse dried bio-fluid specimen (DBS) collection device, based upon more that a decade of micro-sampling analytical experience.   Now, DBS can be used to streamline bio-fluids (e.g., capillary blood) collection, handling and accurate QUANTATIVE testing, using state-of-the-art analytical techniques like mass spectrometry with chromatographic separations.
The amasse device is easy to use.   For the collection of capillary blood, the device requires only a lancet finger stick like a standard personal blood sugar monitor.   The device comes in a standard kit along with everything you need to collect 3 drops of your specimen, seal it, and send it through the mail to us for analysis.   Provided below, are links to the handy Quick Reference Guide that comes with your kit and a training video.
The device contains three layers.   The first layer funnels your specimen onto a center layer of absorbent paper where it dries and becomes non-hazardous, so that it may be shipped via the postal service.   The third layer allows you to determine if you’ve collected a quantifiable specimen.   Our amasse devices are made right here in the USA.
Physicians across the nation are using the device to better test and treat patients in the following areas: therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology monitoring and psychiatry.   We are developing new tests everyday using these innovative devices.
The extended version of our Capillary Collection Training video illustrates the entire collection process, including the collection of three spots.   Use of our standard amasse™ capillary collection kit is as easy to use as your standard personal blood sugar monitor.   The standard kit comes with everything you need to collect 3 drops of your specimen, seal it and send it through the regular mail to us for analysis, and comes with an easy-to-follow Quick Reference Guide that described step-by-step how to collect your capillary blood specimens.   The guide includes pre- and post checklists as well as the Do's and Dont's for the process.   A printable version is available from the link below.