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Collection, Storage and Transportation of Dried Blood Spots for Infant Diagnosis

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English: PowerPoint [8.4MB]

Summary

This PowerPoint Presentation can be used to aid in training clinic staff in the safe and proper collection of Dried Blood Spots (DBS) for HIV testing in pediatric patients. The presentation includes techniques in drawing blood from patients, preparing and storing samples, determining what constitutes a valid specimen, and preparing samples for transportation.

Publisher: Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
Language: English
Format: PowerPoint
Region: Global
Audiences: Doctors/Physicians, Laboratory Workers, Nurses, Physician's Assistants/Nurse Practitioners, Trainers
Literacy level: Medium
Topic Areas: Primary Care of HIV Infected & Exposed Children, Testing & Counseling
Resource Type: Presentations & Lectures