Noviplex cards are the next generation of dried blood spot (DBS) cards. Like dried blood spot cards, blood specimens can be prepared anytime and easily shipped anywhere. Unlike DBS cards, Noviplex cards do not show hematocrit effects and only have to be analyzed once, since the entire plasma sample is used for analysis. Because the blood cells are physically removed with Noviplex cards, they dry faster and are more stable than DBS cards. Most importantly, Noviplex cards generate analytical results that better agree with plasma analysis by conventional methods.