|Title of Invention
METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING, SAMPLING A FLUID, DILUTING A LIQUID SAMPLE AND DETECTING AN ANALYTE IN A LIQUID SAMPLE
||The present invention provides a method and device for processing, sampling, and diluting a fluid and for detecting an analyte within the processed, sampled, and diluted fluid. In the method and device for processing, sampling, and diluting a fluid, an amount of fluid to be processed, sampled, and diluted is accepted by a porous membrane (20s); a portion of the membrane saturated with the fluid is isolated thereby defining a predetermined sample volume of fluid; and the predetermined fluid volume sample is then released from the isolated membrane with a specified quantity of a fluid diluent to provide a diluted fluid sample. Analytes within the diluted fluid sample are detected by test strips (18s) in fluid contact with the diluted fluid sample.
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