How much starting material can I use with sbeadex blood?

Sample type Validated Notes
Fresh & frozen blood 100 & 200 µl All other volumes: Please contact us for additional information
Buffy coats Buffy coats of 200 µl starting volume Buffy coats can be very viscous due to the concentration of white blood cells, so may need dilution. See the protocol for details.
FTA cards Typically: 3 mm punch
  • Protocol can be upscaled to include several punches
  • FTA cards can store varying amounts of blood depending on the technology used, so some testing may be needed.
Plasma & serum Pending validation We have not fully validated plasma and serum samples; please call us to discuss.