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Dried Blood Spot Collection of Health Biomarkers to Maximize Participation in Population Studies

DOI :

10.3791/50973-v

7:20 min

January 28th, 2014

January 28th, 2014

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1Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard School of Public Health, 2Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 3Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 4Department of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University

Biomarkers are directly-measured biological indicators of disease or health. In population and social sciences, biomarkers need to be easy to obtain, transport, and analyze. Dried Blood Spot (DBS) collection meets this need, can be collected in the field with high response rates and analyzed for a variety of biomarkers.

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