WHO manual for HIV drug resistance testing using dried blood spot specimens

Publication details

Editors: WHO
Number of pages: 29
Publication date: July 2012
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HIV/2012.30



This manual provides current best practice guidance for laboratory HIVDR testing using dried blood spot (DBS). Because specific reagents, supplies or equipment may not always be available or affordable in all areas where genotyping is being performed, three alternative protocols are provided. The manual includes information on how to use this manual; DBS collection and preparation; DBS handling and storage; and validation of HIV DR testing from DBS.

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