blood disk

blood disk

n.
A platelet.
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Laboratories that do not use DBS calibrators in their data reduction schemes should include the estimated blood volume used per dried blood disk for patient samples.
The medians of reported concentrations from 12 laboratories that extracted SUAC from the residual blood disks ("ghosts") left after amino acid and acylcarnitine extraction and 12 laboratories that used freshly punched dried blood disks to perform standalone SUAC tests were 36.
In the nearly three decades since measurement of thyroxine in filter paper dried blood disks (Guthrie cards) was introduced as a method to screen newborns for congenital hypothyroidism (2), new procedures for thyroxine and thyrotropin (TSH), such as ELISA, fluoroimmunoassay, or chemiluminescence (3) have been developed or adapted from commercial kits, most of them requiring overnight incubation.