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What does DBS stand for?

DBS stands for Dried Blood Spot (blood testing)

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26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After one-and-a-half years of intense development, end-user testing, a successful pilot, and through a contract to the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NBSTRN) Coordinating Center has developed a centralized, web-based virtual repository of newborn dried blood spots (DBS) as an indispensable tool for newborn screening researchers.
Our findings indicate that dried blood spot polymerase chain reaction will only detect 30 percent to 40 percent of babies with cytomegalovirus infection," said Suresh Boppana, MD, co-principal investigator on the study and a professor at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Keynote speakers from Europe, Latin America and Africa will address issues including the importance of early detection of HIV infection, the relevance of rapid testing for epidemiology studies, the use of Dried Blood Spots for routine viral load testing in remote areas, and the experience of South Africa in routine high-volume viral load testing.