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DBS Database

The Dried Blood Spot (DBS) Methodology Database has been created to allow easy access to published analytical methods based on DBS technology.

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Progress toward elimination of perinatal HIV transmission in Kenya: Analysis of early infant diagnosis data.


Achwoka D, Mandala J, Muriithi M, Zeng Y, Chen M, Dirks R, Sirengo M, Wafula R, Torpey K.

Int J STD AIDS. 2017 Jan 1:956462417724015. doi: 10.1177/0956462417724015. [Epub ahead of print]

Vitamin D supplementation and vitamin D status in children of immigrant background in Norway.


Madar AA, Gundersen TE, Haug AM, Meyer HE.

Public Health Nutr. 2017 Aug 9:1-6. doi: 10.1017/S136898001700180X. [Epub ahead of print]

Dried blood spots from finger prick facilitate therapeutic drug monitoring of adalimumab and anti-adalimumab in patients with inflammatory diseases.


Kneepkens EL, Pouw MF, Wolbink GJ, Schaap T, Nurmohamed MT, de Vries A, Rispens T, Bloem K.

Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2017 Aug 9. doi: 10.1111/bcp.13371. [Epub ahead of print]

Screening for neonatal diabetes at day 5 of life using dried blood spot glucose measurement.


McDonald TJ, Besser RE, Perry M, Babiker T, Knight BA, Shepherd MH, Ellard S, Flanagan SE, Hattersley AT.

Diabetologia. 2017 Aug 5. doi: 10.1007/s00125-017-4383-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Applying targeted next generation sequencing to dried blood spot specimens from suspicious cases identified by tandem mass spectrometry-based newborn screening.


Qian J, Wang X, Liu J, Zhong J, Le Y, Melchior Tellier LCA, Liu C, Jiang P, Gao R, Wang Y.

J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Aug 3. pii: /j/jpem.ahead-of-print/jpem-2017-0003/jpem-2017-0003.xml. doi: 10.1515/jpem-2017-0003. [Epub ahead of print]

Contamination of dried blood spots – an underestimated risk in newborn screening.


Winter T, Lange A, Hannemann A, Nauck M, Müller C.

Clin Chem Lab Med. 2017 Aug 1. pii: /j/cclm.ahead-of-print/cclm-2017-0270/cclm-2017-0270.xml. doi: 10.1515/cclm-2017-0270. [Epub ahead of print]

HIV drug resistance in infants increases with changing prevention of mother-to-child transmission regimens.


Poppe LK, Chunda-Liyoka C, Kwon EH, Gondwe C, West JT, Kankasa C, Ndongmo CB, Wood C.

AIDS. 2017 Aug 24;31(13):1885-1889. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001569.

Rubella sero-prevalence among children in Kilimanjaro region: a community based study prior to the introduction of rubella vaccine in Tanzania.


Chotta NAS, Mgongo M, Uriyo JG, Msuya SE, Stray-Pedersen B, Stray-Pedersen A.

Ital J Pediatr. 2017 Jul 21;43(1):63. doi: 10.1186/s13052-017-0379-3.

C26-Ceramide as highly sensitive biomarker for the diagnosis of Farber Disease.


Cozma C, Iurașcu MI, Eichler S, Hovakimyan M, Brandau O, Zielke S, Böttcher T, Giese AK, Lukas J, Rolfs A.

Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 21;7(1):6149. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-06604-2.

Trends in hepatitis C antibody prevalence among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending Australian Needle and Syringe Programs, 1996-2015.


Graham S, Maher L, Wand H, Doyle M, Iversen J.

Int J Drug Policy. 2017 Jul 20. pii: S0955-3959(17)30178-0. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.06.007. [Epub ahead of print]

Newborn Screening for Lysosomal Storage Disorders in Illinois: The Initial 15-Month Experience.


Burton BK, Charrow J, Hoganson GE, Waggoner D, Tinkle B, Braddock SR, Schneider M, Grange DK, Nash C, Shryock H, Barnett R, Shao R, Basheeruddin K, Dizikes G.

J Pediatr. 2017 Jul 17. pii: S0022-3476(17)30898-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.06.048. [Epub ahead of print]

APOL1 risk alleles among individuals with CKD in Northern Tanzania: A pilot study.


Stanifer JW, Karia F, Maro V, Kilonzo K, Qin X, Patel UD, Hauser ER.

PLoS One. 2017 Jul 21;12(7):e0181811. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181811. eCollection 2017.

Maternal pregnancy C-reactive protein predicts offspring birth size and body composition in metropolitan Cebu, Philippines.


Kuzawa CW, Fried RL, Borja JB, McDade TW.

J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2017 Jul 19:1-8. doi: 10.1017/S2040174417000502. [Epub ahead of print]

Presymptomatic Diagnosis of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Through Newborn Screening.


Chien YH, Chiang SC, Weng WC, Lee NC, Lin CJ, Hsieh WS, Lee WT, Jong YJ, Ko TM, Hwu WL.

J Pediatr. 2017 Jul 12. pii: S0022-3476(17)30892-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.06.042. [Epub ahead of print]

Integrated Metabolomics Assessment of Human Dried Blood Spots and Urine Strips.


Drolet J, Tolstikov V, Williams BA, Greenwood BP, Hill C, Vishnudas VK, Sarangarajan R, Narain NR, Kiebish MA.

Metabolites. 2017 Jul 15;7(3). pii: E35. doi: 10.3390/metabo7030035.

Biochemical characteristics of newborns with carnitine transporter defect identified by newborn screening in California.


Gallant NM, Leydiker K, Wilnai Y, Lee C, Lorey F, Feuchtbaum L, Tang H, Carter J, Enns GM, Packman S, Lin HJ, Wilcox WR, Cederbaum SD, Abdenur JE.

Mol Genet Metab. 2017 Jul 8. pii: S1096-7192(17)30362-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ymgme.2017.06.015. [Epub ahead of print]

Bio-Plex immunoassay measuring the quantity of lysosomal N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase protein in dried blood spots for the screening of mucopolysaccharidosis IVA in newborn: a pilot study.


Chuang CK, Lin HY, Wang TJ, Huang SF, Lin SP.

BMJ Open. 2017 Jul 13;7(7):e014410. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014410.

Medication adherence, condom use and sexually transmitted infections in Australian preexposure prophylaxis users.


Lal L, Audsley J, Murphy DA, Fairley CK, Stoove M, Roth N, Moore R, Tee BK, Puratmaja N, Anderson PL, Leslie D, Grant RM, De Wit J, Wright E; VicPrEP Study Team..

AIDS. 2017 Jul 31;31(12):1709-1714. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001519.

Dried Blood Spot Sampling for Tacrolimus and Mycophenolic Acid in Children: Analytical and Clinical Validation.


Martial LC, Hoogtanders KEJ, Schreuder MF, Cornelissen EA, van der Heijden J, Joore MA, Van Maarseveen EM, Burger DM, Croes S, Brüggemann RJM, Aarnoutse RE.

Ther Drug Monit. 2017 Aug;39(4):412-421. doi: 10.1097/FTD.0000000000000422.

Dried Blood Spots Combined With Ultra-High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry for the Quantification of the Antipsychotics Risperidone, Aripiprazole, Pipamperone, and Their Major Metabolites.


Tron C, Kloosterboer SM, van der Nagel BCH, Wijma RA, Dierckx B, Dieleman GC, van Gelder T, Koch BCP.

Ther Drug Monit. 2017 Aug;39(4):429-440. doi: 10.1097/FTD.0000000000000411.

LC-MS determination of triazolam and its hydroxy metabolites in mouse dried blood spots: application to transgenic mouse pharmacokinetic studies.


Kole P, Rao A, Kurawattimath V, Mandlekar S.

Bioanalysis. 2017 Jul;9(13):987-1000. doi: 10.4155/bio-2017-0067. Epub 2017 Jul 10.

Veterinary utility of dried blood spots for analysis of toxic chlorinated hydrocarbons.


Lehner AF, Johnson M, Buchweitz J.

Toxicol Mech Methods. 2017 Jul 26:1-9. doi: 10.1080/15376516.2017.1354414. [Epub ahead of print]

Early infant diagnosis and outcomes in HIV-exposed infants at a central and a district hospital, Northern Malawi.


Phiri NA, Lee HY, Chilenga L, Mtika C, Sinyiza F, Musopole O, Nyirenda R, Yu JK, Harries AD.

Public Health Action. 2017 Jun 21;7(2):83-89. doi: 10.5588/pha.16.0119.

Direct analysis of site-specific N-glycopeptides of serological proteins in dried blood spot samples.


Choi NY, Hwang H, Ji ES, Park GW, Lee JY, Lee HK, Kim JY, Yoo JS.

Anal Bioanal Chem. 2017 Aug;409(21):4971-4981. doi: 10.1007/s00216-017-0438-z. Epub 2017 Jul 6.

Paediatric reference values for total homocysteine, tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylalanine in blood spots.


Bergwerff CE, Luman M, Blom HJ, Oosterlaan J.

Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 2017 Jul 5:1-5. doi: 10.1080/00365513.2017.1334167. [Epub ahead of print]