Entering Dry Blood Spot (DBS) samples in ADAMS - Temporary solution

DBS samples[1] will be included in ADAMS as a new Sample Type selection in order to record capillary blood samples collected on DBS supports, as is already done  in the updated versions of the Doping Control Form, Chain of Custody Form and Doping Control Officer Report Form (see WADA’s website for the new forms and instructions). Until the DBS Sample Type is available in ADAMS, we kindly ask you to select “DBS” in the “Analyses” section of the Testing order and/or Test and lab results forms. 

Until the new features are available in ADAMS in 2022, please follow these instructions when:

  • creating a Testing order and/or a Test for DBS samples;
  • including the collection of DBS samples into a Doping Control Form; and
  • reporting laboratory results for DBS samples.

Instructions for ADOs:

It is important to associate the analysis type “DBS” to the Doping Control Form for reporting purposes. Therefore, there are two options:

Option 1: create a Testing order or a Test and select the Analysis “DBS”, then match a DCF; or

Option 2: after creating a DCF, make sure that you edit the matched Test and select the analysis “DBS”.

Further details related to the above options are provided below.

Option 1:  Creating a Testing order/Test with the Analysis “DBS” and matching a DCF (follow the steps a) and b) provided below):

  1. In the Testing order/Test form:
  2. Select “Blood” as Sample Type.
  3. Select a WADA-accredited laboratory from the list. Given that it is not mandatory for the WADA-accredited Laboratories to conduct analysis of DBS samples, Testing Authorities must contact the recipient WADA-accredited Laboratory to ensure they accept DBS samples for analyses.
  4. Select the Analysis: “DBS”.
  5. In the “Notes/Analyses Instructions” field, indicate the requested analysis/analyses (e.g. steroid esters; this can be found in the list of each laboratory’s available methods). Please note that Testing Authorities must contact the recipient WADA-accredited Laboratory to ensure that the requested analytical method(s) is/are validated and Fit-for-Purpose and in their Scope of ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation (unless exceptional circumstances apply).
  6. In the Doping Control Form:
  7. In the “Comments” field enter the model of equipment (such as catalogue number), including information about the DBS absorbent Sample support (e.g. WB129243/DMPK-C card; see Table below).
  8. Select “Blood” as Sample Type.
  9. Select a WADA-accredited laboratory from the list. Given that it is not mandatory for the WADA-accredited Laboratories to conduct analysis of DBS samples, Testing Authorities must contact the recipient WADA-accredited Laboratory to ensure they accept DBS samples for analyses.
  10. Select a Manufacturer from the list.

List of manufacturers and models of equipment:

Manufacturer

Model of equipment – absorbent sample support[2]

Versapak

HemaXis DB 10 (HMX-DB-10)

Berlinger /Lockcon[3]

HemaXis DB 10 (HMX-DB-10)

Mitra VAMS (Neoteryx)

HemaSpot-HF (H0001-CE / H0400-HF-CE)

Capitainer qDBS (18-01-001 / 18-01-002)

OneDraw (Drawbridge Health)

DMPK-C (WB129243)

903 Protein Saver (WHA10534320 / WHA10531018 / WHA10534612 /WH10534612 / WH28416778 (US reference)

FTA Classic Card (WB120305 / WB120205 / 28421884 (US reference))

Ahlstrom-Munksjö AutoCollect (8.560.0003.B / 8.560.0004.B)

Tasso

Tasso-M20 (K1001-02)

InnoVero

To be confirmed

 

Option 2: Creating a DCF and editing the associated Test with the analysis “DBS” (follow the steps a) and b) provided below):

  1. In the Doping Control Form: Follow the instructions 5-8 provided above in Option 1.b.
  2. In the Test form: Edit the associated Test following the instructions 1-4 provided above in Option 1.a.

Instructions for Laboratories are available here.

[1] A DBS sample is a series of small volumes (drops) of capillary blood, which is collected by a puncture/incision of the skin to access capillaries (small blood vessels), applied onto an absorbent sample support and allowed to dry, and not a sample spotted from a tube of venous blood at the laboratory.

[2] Non exhaustive list; catalogue number may vary in different countries.

[3] Some equipment manufacturers may commercialize tamper evident kits allowing to securely transport and store different models of DBS absorbent sample supports. Options shall be confirmed by the manufacturers. 

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