MicroConstants assembles and distributes protocol-specific specimen collection kits to simplify and streamline the PK collection process for single and multi-site clinical trials. Kits are tailored to your specific sampling needs for the study and can be shipped worldwide.
The specimen samples collected can be returned to the testing laboratory of your choice for bioanalytical and/or pharmacokinetic analysis; however, a discount may be applied to kit orders when sample analysis is performed at MicroConstants.
Protocol-Specific Specimen Collection Kits
All collection kits (collection supplies, labels, and shipping materials) are customized based on the protocol for the clinical trial. We will work with you to asses your specific pharmacokinetic sampling needs and determine kit contents based on the following study details:
- Study design (dates, duration, number of subjects, number of cohorts, etc.)
- Matrices to be collected (whole blood, plasma, serum, urine, fecal, biomarkers, sputum, synovial fluid, or cerebral spinal fluid)
- Specimen sample volume and number of time points to be collected
- Anti-coagulants or other stabilizing additives or inhibitors required
- Collection, storage, and shipping materials needed (see list of available kit supplies)
Individual kits for each study participant can be assembled, or collection supplies can be provided to the clinical site(s) as bulk inventory.
Specimen Sample Handling Instructions & Manuals
All specimen collection kit shipments include a detailed sampling, handling, and shipping manual that we generate specific to the study protocol. If needed, we can assist in the design of study requisition forms to ensure all documentation coincides with the protocol, and can develop training materials to educate site personnel on proper collection, labeling, and shipping methods. Throughout the clinical trial, we will communicate with the clinical site(s) to answer any questions that may arise during collection and/or shipping.
Kit Shipment Coordination & Tracking
We have shipped specimen collection kits to 28 countries and are familiar with the various rules and shipping regulations defined by each. We will work directly with domestic and international couriers to obtain any necessary permits and correspond with them to ensure on-time, smooth delivery of all specimen collection kit supplies. We will also help coordinate outbound sample shipments from the clinical sites back to MicroConstants, or to the testing laboratory you choose.
Click here to view the map of locations we have shipped specimen collection kits to.