The International Network on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU) released a guide to dried blood spot (DBS) testing for hepatitis C (HCV). It provides an overview of how DBS testing works and how it can be implemented. It gives some practical tools, tips and resources and provides insight into the implementation barriers that could be encountered.
The implementation or scaling up of DBS testing is country and/or region-specific and the information provided in the guide is of a general nature.
The authors and reviewers of this guide include healthcare practitioners, researchers, laboratory scientists, policy makers and other service providers globally.