Lab-on-a-chip cartridge for processing of immunoassays with integrated sample preparation

  • Lutz S
  • Lang P
  • Malki I
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We present a novel centrifugal microfluidic lab-on-a-chip cartridge for the fully integrated processing of immunoassays including sample preparation and metering, incubation, washing and waste handling. From a sample of 10 μL human whole blood we extract 4 μL of blood plasma by sedimentation of blood cells driven by centrifugal forces with a CV of 6%. Routing of fluids is realized by capillary and volume triggered siphon valves. The reliability of the capillary-driven fluid channels is increased by surface coating with BSA for hydrophilization and blocking. The reaction chamber allows efficient mixing of fluids and dissolution of prestored reagents [1]. For demonstration purposes we quantified estradiol with a range of 25 pg/mL to 1 ng/mL using a chemiluminescent competitive immunoassay within 30 minutes [2].

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  • Blood plasma separation
  • Centrifugal microfluidics
  • Diagnostics
  • Immunoassay

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  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-80052136542
  • SGR: 80052136542
  • ISBN: 9780979806414
  • PUI: 373321331


  • S. Lutz

  • P. Lang

  • I. Malki

  • D. Mark

  • J. Ducree

  • R. Zengerle

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