Sample Collection Solutions
Helping to make clinical or biological sample collection and storage easier.
Clinical diagnostic testing can be performed on a wide variety of samples collected from the human body. These include samples of blood, urine, saliva, sputum, faeces, semen, and other bodily fluids. Tissues can also be tested for certain biomarkers.
Urine, faeces, sputum, and semen are collected as the body naturally eliminates them and often they can be collected by the patient. However, obtaining them can be awkward and unpleasant for some patients so anything that helps make the process more convenient will encourage test uptake and ensure quality samples for the lab.
Blood samples can be collected from blood vessels by trained phlebotomists or medical personnel. The sample is obtained by needle puncture and withdrawn by suction through the needle into a special collection tube. Alternatively for some tests that only require a small sample of blood from a finger stick, the patient may be able to collect this themselves.