In collaboration with academic hospitals we have performed several studies in patients to examine the use of capillary blood sampling.
Healthcare professionals' experience
We developed methods to measure antibody biologics accurately in capillary blood.
Frequently asked questions
How to request the capillary blood collection by finger prick service for your patient?
To monitor a patient at home you can request a routine diagnostic test combined with finger prick home sampling in your EPD, identical to the system you already use to request a biologic test using venous blood. Test codes for finger prick routine measurement of biologics are listed on our website and are recognized by the F-code (Fingerprick). This service cannot be requested yet by completing and sending this form.
What’s in the kit?
- an instruction form
- two lancets
- an alcohol swab
- a plaster
- a sterile gauze
- a blood collection tube
- a return envelope (compliant to P650 regulation)
What will happen after you request capillary blood collection by finger prick for your patient?
Within one working day we will send a finger prick collection kit to the patient’s home address using PostNL. By using the instruction form the patient can perform a finger prick with the lancet to collect at least 8 capillary blood drops in the collection tube. The blood sample is directly send back to Sanquin Diagnostic Services in the return envelope via PostNL post. One day later the capillary blood in the collection tube arrives at the Biologics laboratory of Sanquin Diagnostic Services. Here, the blood sample will be tested using our in-house tests for the routine diagnostic measurement biologics. This is identical to the routine measurements that you normally request in venous blood. Test results will be provided to you using the identical route that is currently used for venous blood measurements.