Sample collection and analysis

CAFC
  • US 9,040,308 B1
  • Filed: 02/02/2015
  • Issued: 05/26/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of determining a presence or absence of an infectious disease in a population of rodents, the method comprising:

  • (a) receiving a plurality of blood collection cards from a user responsible for a population of rodents, wherein the blood collection cards have at least one spot of dried rodent blood;

    (b) extracting the blood from the cards;

    (c) conducting an immunoassay for analyzing the extracted blood for a presence or absence of at least one antibody for an infectious agent indicative of an infectious disease, thereby determining the presence or absence of the infectious disease in the rodent population; and

    (d) reporting the results of the presence or absence of the infectious disease to the user.

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