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Self-sampling at home using volumetric absorptive microsampling: coupling analytical evaluation to volunteers’ perception in the context of a large scale study

  • Katleen Van Uytfanghe , Liesl Heughebaert and Christophe P. Stove ORCID logo EMAIL logo

Corresponding author: Christophe P. Stove, Laboratory of Toxicology, Department of Bioanalysis, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ghent University, Ottergemsesteenweg 460, 9000, Ghent, Belgium, Phone: +3292648135, E-mail:

  1. Research funding: None declared.

  2. Author contributions: All authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this manuscript and approved its submission.

  3. Competing interests: Authors state no conflict of interest.

  4. Informed consent: Informed consent was obtained from all individuals included in this study.

  5. Ethical approval: The study utilized non-assisted volumetric absorptive microsampling (VAMS), in which consenting (Ghent University Hospital Ethics Committee approval n° 2018/1514) volunteers performed a fingerprick at home.


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Received: 2020-08-01
Accepted: 2020-10-20
Published Online: 2020-10-29
Published in Print: 2021-04-27

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