Special Issue "Advances in Blood Microsampling Methods and Their Application in Bioanalyses/Clinical Analyses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 April 2022) | Viewed by 214
Interests: metabolomics; lipidomics; clinical analysis; chromatography; mass spectrometry
Blood remains the most valuable sample for diagnosing and monitoring disease, collecting and building evidence for clinical trials, as well as providing a general overview of an individual’s health condition. However, the typical venous collection is one of the most common invasive procedures in healthcare and is often argued as the primary reason for poor compliance in health monitoring, clinical trial, and therapy adherence. Conversely, blood microsampling approaches have emerged as promising tools for sample collection due to a number of advantages, such as minute sample sizes, the ability for longitudinal sample collection and monitoring, avoiding the requirement for trained healthcare collection and ease of shipment. Therefore, the benefits of blood microsampling have the potential to increase the individual’s accessibility to a blood test and subsequent adherence to trial and therapy outcomes.
Despite the small sample sizes, a diverse range of applications are possible, including therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM), the omics fields (metabolomics, proteomics, genomics), and diagnostics/biomarkers, among others.
The Special Issue welcomes any advances/developments in blood microsampling techniques with a focus on the bioanalysis/clinical analysis application areas.
Dr. Konstantinos Kouremenos
Prof. Dr. Andrew Gooley
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- dried blood spot
- mass spectrometry
- clinical analysis