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Dried Blood Spots - Preparing and Processing for Use in Immunoassays and in Molecular Techniques

DOI :

10.3791/52619-v

11:28 min

March 13th, 2015

March 13th, 2015

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1Institute of Virology, National Reference Centre for Hepatitis C, Essen University Hospital, University of Duisburg-Essen

The preparing and processing of dried blood spots (DBS) for their final analysis are still poorly standardized for most diagnostic applications. To overcome this shortcoming, a comprehensive step-by-step protocol is suggested and subsequently evaluated with regard to its effectiveness for detecting markers of viral infections.

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