CentoCard® – simplify your logistics

Dried blood spot (DBS) cards for patient sample collection and shipment

The simplest way to ship biological samples – as easy as mailing a postcard – making genetic testing available anywhere in the world.

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  1. Filtercard – CentoCard®

CentoCard® - Simplify your logistics

Sending biological samples for genetic testing from one country to another is a complex procedure: complicated packaging is needed to ensure that the sample will not break during transport; international packaging standards, which increase shipping costs, must be adhered to; biohazard labeling is required; and time consuming paperwork is needed to comply with the multiple safety regulations of various countries.

CENTOGENE has developed an easy and simple way for sending your patients' samples to us:

CentoCard® , the simpler way to deliver biological samples is as easy as mailing a postcard. This makes genetic, enzymatic and biomarker testing available around the world using CENTOGENE´s unique and validated procedure to extract high-quality DNA, enzymes, and biomarkers.

CENTOGENE's filtercard technology

Why not just mail patient's samples without any special handling?

We offer a unique, validated procedure to extract high-quality DNA from CentoCard® to perform any genetic test. So far over 1,000,000 samples have been analyzed for various genetic disorders at CENTOGENE.

  • CentoCard® is easy to handle: samples are stable once they dry and can be mailed directly to CENTOGENE by regular post in the pre-addressed envelope provided
  • Samples collected on CentoCard® are not sensitive over time or to temperature, nor are they considered biohazardous. They can be mailed via regular post without any special declaration
  • CentoCard® is usable for every analysis and testing method

CentoCard® is easy to prepare, ship, cost-effective and hassle-free.


Mail patient´s samples without special handling

CentoCard® is easy to handle: samples are stable once they dry and can be mailed directly by regular post

Samples collected on CentoCard® are not sensitive over time or to temperature, nor are they considered biohazardous

CentoCard® is usable for every analysis and testing method, including whole exome and whole genome sequencing

CentoCard® is easy to prepare, to ship, is cost-effective and hassle-free

Prepare the filtercard

Transfer the blood

Complete the sample

Dry the sample for two hours

Send it to CENTOGENE

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