Tanzania MOHSW HIV Viral Load Tools

This package of tools—including standard operating procedures, forms, and job aids—helps health care workers and laboratory staff in Tanzania understand procedures for collecting and preparing samples for viral load testing, tracking samples and results, and providing counselling.

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Tanzania MOHSW Standard Operating Procedure: HIV Viral Load Dried Blood Spot Venous Sample Collection

This SOP describes the procedures for collection and preparation of dried blood spots (DBS) for use in HIV viral load testing by using venous blood in Tanzania.

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Tanzania MOHSW Standard Operating Procedure: How to Collect EDTA Whole Blood Samples for Plasma HIV Viral Load

This SOP describes the procedures for collection of whole blood samples for plasma in Tanzania including sample collection materials, preparation, phlebotomy, rejection criteria for specimens, and plasma separation and handling.

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Tanzania MOHSW Standard Operating Procedure: Dried Blood Spot Capillary Blood Sample Collection

This SOP describes the procedures for collection and preparation of dried blood spots (DBS) for use in HIV viral load testing by using capillary blood—finger or heel—in Tanzania.

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Tanzania MOHSW HIV Viral Load Results Relaying Procedure

This SOP describes the procedures for sending HIV viral load results from testing sites to the collection sites in Tanzania.

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Tanzania MOHSW HIV Viral Load Sample Manifest

This HIV viral load sample manifest provides a template for documenting samples shipped to the laboratory for testing in Tanzania to be filled by the phlebotomist, clinician, or laboratory collecting and shipping the sample to the viral load testing laboratory.

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Tanzania MOHSW HIV Viral Load Results Form

This form template records HIV viral load results in Tanzania and provides space for client details, sample details, and test results.

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Tanzania MOHSW Plasma HIV Viral Load Sample Collection Job Aid

This job aid guides HIV viral load sample collection procedures in Tanzania—including patient identification, sample collection materials, sample collection, plasma separation and handling, sample shipment, and results communication—to optimize sample quality.

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Tanzania MOHSW HIV Viral Load Laboratory Request Form

This laboratory request form—in English and Swahili—records the client information including ART regimen, viral load test sample tracking, and results tracking.