Taking blood from infants for the HIV DNA PCR test - Standard Operating Procedures
No. of pages: 25
Publication date: August 2009
Publisher: National Health Laboratory Services, UNICEF, De Beers Fund
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This Standard Operating Procedure file is designed to assist healthcare workers in taking blood from infants for the HIV DNA PCR test. This test is routine care for babies born to HIV-positive mothers. PCR tests ensure early diagnosis which improve the survival and quality of life of these babies.