Extraction to Electrophoresis - Verifying Identity of Remotely Collected Blood Samples

Part # PS419


Emma Fischer1, Jennifer Mook1, James Rudge2
1Promega Corporation, 2800 Woods Hollow Rd, Madison, WI 53711; 2Neoteryx LLC, 421 Amapola Ave, Torrance, CA 90501

Remote sample collection is a growing market that provides a convenient alternative to the traditional collection of biological samples in a variety of areas, such as drug monitoring and development, toxicology and infectious disease research, and numerous clinical applications. This method introduces the ability to collect anywhere, saving substantial time for the user and researchers. However, with sample collection taking place outside of the traditional, controlled setting, a need arises for authenticating sample identity. Here we present a straightforward workflow of DNA extraction, quantification, and STR (short tandem repeat) amplification with the GenePrint® 24 System to verify the identity of blood samples collected remotely on Neoteryx® Mitra® microsampling devices containing VAMS® technology.