Submitting a Dry Blood Spot (DBS) Lab Result in ADAMS

Please note that this a temporary solution to allow Laboratories to report DBS results until such time that a new “Sample Type” for DBS samples can be implemented into ADAMS in 2022.  Laboratories will be provided the relevant details for the new sample type and reporting instructions well ahead of the implementation date.

  • In order to report laboratory results for DBS samples, laboratories are first requested to include into ADAMS the ISO method code (and description) for the DBS analytical method as per their Scope of ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation, if available. In addition, it is requested to include in the description the general target analytes (e.g steroid esters) that are validated in the DBS method.
  • In addition, the Laboratories are requested to include the DBS method into their ADAMS price list.

Reporting Laboratory DBS results into ADAMS:

For reporting new lab results manually (recommended option):

  1. Select “Blood” as Sample Type.
  2. Tick “DBS” in the field “Analysis Results”
  3. Select the method used by clicking on “Select” and choose the relevant Laboratory method which is in the scope of ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation, if available. Alternatively, describe the method used.

For reporting new lab results via .csv or .xml (the necessary changes should be made to your files and LIMS):

For importing labs results in ADAMS, the code “DBS” shall be used in the analysis_attribute colum in the CSV file or analysisAttributes, attribute in the XML file. These columns already exist in LIMS and ADAMS. Only the value “DBS” should be added to LIMS to allow the import. However, the value “DBS” can be added manually to the files.




Instructions for ADO available here.

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