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Use of Dried Blood Spot Specimens for Infectious Disease Testing


This webinar will introduce dried blood spots (DBS) as an alternative specimen type for infectious disease testing. The speakers will discuss pre-analytical considerations that need to be considered with DBS collections, provide potential uses for this specimen type and review recently literature evaluating DBS specimens for the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

Learning Objectives

Describe the pre-analytical considerations necessary to ensure optimal DBS specimen collections.
List clinical scenarios for which DBS specimens may be preferred for clinical laboratory testing in routine patient care.
Discuss performance characteristics of DBS specimen types for select infectious disease serologic and molecular assays.

Supported in part through educational grants from:


  • Elitza Theel, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

    Director, Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory
    Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    Mayo Clinic

  • Joseph D.¬†Yao, M.D., D(ABMM)

    Director, Hepatitis/HIV Laboratory
    Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    Mayo Clinic

October 12, 2022
Wed 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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