HEI Toolkit: DBS Job Aids for Laboratory

CDC-Atlanta Maternal Child HIV Branch and International Lab Branch, in collaboration with partners, have developed tools to support health care workers and laboratorians to provide services to HIV-exposed infants, including infant virologic testing.

DBS Job Aids for the Laboratory: DBS receiving, storage, and acceptance criteria

Intended Audience:
Laboratorians who receive dried blood spot specimens.

Summary:
These are job aids that provide basic information for laboratorians about how to receive, process and store DBS specimens. These job aids apply to DBS specimens that are collected for EID, Viral load or drug resistance testing. They may be displayed on the wall in the laboratory for easy reference.