Automated micro-volume sampling cards

Automated micro-volume sampling cards

Made of high purity fiber-based material in accordance to the highest manufacturing standards
No wet-strength additives or chemicals preventing interferences with downstream analysis
Available in cassette format with high stiffness and accurate sizing
Customizable according to our customers’ needs: design, barcode, dimensions, branding, etc.
Automated micro-volume sampling cards
High quality specimen collection cards designed for laboratory automated equipment.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö AutoCollect™ cards are designed for micro-volume sampling, transport and storage of dried blood spot (DBS) at ambient temperature. The cassette format of the card with high stiffness provides a suitable fit with main laboratory automated equipment available on the market, allowing reliable DBS card processing, from detection of dried blood spot to the preparation of samples ready for LC/MS analysis.

The introduction of automation into the various steps of DBS sample processing has shown clear advantages and gains in productivity, including:

  • Traceability of operations
  • Volume control
  • Accuracy of timing
  • Analysis of results instead of results acquisition


AutoCollect™ cards can successfully be employed in:

  • Pharmacokinetic and Toxicokinetic
  • Drug metabolism
  • Clinical and preclinical studies
  • Human identification
  • Biomarkers screening
  • Viral load testing

The performance of AutoCollect™ has shown strong advantages compared to equivalent solutions on the market:

  • Paper purity – lowest background of the card in Mass Spectrometry analysis
  • Precision and accuracy – blood spot size is reproducible from one AutoCollect™ card to another and is easily recognizable by the machine scan
  • On card stability - no solubility of the inks with solvents commonly used in HPLC/MS and no deleterious effects of high quality converting on the performance of the fibers web structure


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