February 2021 LabCoP Extended ECHO Session


February 14, 2021

On 11 February 2021, ASLM, in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s International Laboratory Branch (CDC ILB) and partnership with Roche, hosted a webinar aimed at creating access to tools that will help laboratories improve their activities and services for viral load (VL) and early infant diagnosis (EID). The presentation provides a snapshot of elements of DBS collection, Innovative Plasma Separation Card (PSC), and an online assay to help laboratories to streamline and standardise the assay verification processes. Clement Zeh, Team Lead for HIV VL and EID at the CDC ILB, and Asif Ali, Global Access Program Project Manager at Roche, provide more insight and information on tools developed in partnership with CDC ILB and Roche, which when utilized, will support the continued scale-up of HIV VL and EID. These tools provide supportive training and implementation efforts and can contribute to improving laboratory efficiency and strengthening across the programs. This public-private partnership (PPP) and collaboration provides updates for the latest innovation to support HIV programs and helps to reduce time spent building training implementation and other laboratory activities. This presentation can help to strengthen a laboratory system, develop a global workforce, and help optimise the laboratory workspace.

 

The training videos below are supplemental to this ECHO session. Please note that ASLM does not endorse any specific manufacturers and provides these resources to help laboratories that have opted to utilise these systems.

 

Implementing cobas® Plasma Separation Card for HIV plasma Viral Load

These training videos and posters, produced by Roche, describe the sample collection process and pre-analytical workflow for the cobas® 6800/8800 Systems, the cobas® 4800 system, and the COBAS® AmpliPrep/COBAS® TaqMan® Systems when using the cobas® Plasma Separation Card (PSC) for performing a HIV plasma Viral Load test. A pre- and post–test is currently in development, and will be posted on this page shortly. The links will take you to the Roche Training site where you may need to create a user profile to download the material (this will only take several minutes). 

Sample Collection Training Videos and Posters for cobas® Plasma Separation Card

This video provides training guidance for the proper finger stick collection and spotting procedure onto the the cobas® Plasma Separation Card (PSC) for performing a HIV plasma Viral Load test.

Links to Training Videos
cobas® PSC Sample Collection Training Video (Eng.)
cobas® PSC Sample Collection Training Video (Fre.)
cobas® PSC Sample Collection Training Video (Por.)                             

Links to Posters
cobas® PSC Posters (Eng., Fre., Por.)

cobas® Plasma Separation Card Pre-analytical Workflow – cobas® 6800/8800 Systems
 

This training video provides step by step guidance for the processing of the dried plasma spot as from the cobas® Plasma Separation Card as pre-analytical workflow when using the cobas® 6800/8800 Systems.

Posters have also been created summarizing the workflow which can be downloaded as PDF files.

Links to Training Videos
cobas® PSC Pre-analytical Workflow – cobas®6800_8800 Systems Training Video (Eng.)
cobas® PSC Pre-analytical Workflow – cobas®6800_8800 Systems Training Video (Fre.) [coming soon]
cobas® PSC Pre-analytical Workflow – cobas®6800_8800 Systems Training Video (Por.)                                                              

Links to Posters
cobas® PSC Pre-analytical Workflow – cobas® 6800_8800 Systems – Poster (Eng. / Fre.)
cobas® PSC Pre-analytical Workflow – cobas® 6800_8800 Systems – Poster (Por.) [coming soon]

cobas® Plasma Separation Card Pre-analytical Workflow – cobas® 4800 System
 
 

This training video provides step by step guidance for the processing of the dried plasma spot as from the cobas® Plasma Separation Card as pre-analytical workflow when using the cobas® 4800 System

Links to Training Videos
cobas® PSC Pre-analytical Workflow – cobas® 4800 System Training Video (Eng.)
cobas® PSC Pre-analytical Workflow – cobas® 4800 System Training Video (Fre.)
cobas® PSC Pre-analytical Workflow – cobas® 4800 System Training Video (Por.) [coming soon]
cobas® Plasma Separation Card Pre-analytical Workflow – COBAS® AmpliPrep/COBAS® TaqMan® System
 
 

This training video provides step by step guidance for the processing of the dried plasma spot as from the cobas® Plasma Separation Card as pre-analytical workflow when using the COBAS® AmpliPrep/COBAS® TaqMan® System.

Links to Training Videos
cobas® PSC Pre-analytical Workflow – COBAS® CAP_CTM System Training Video (Eng.)
cobas® PSC Pre-analytical Workflow – COBAS® CAP_CTM System Training Video (Fre.) [coming soon]
cobas® PSC Pre-analytical Workflow – COBAS® CAP_CTM System Training Video (Por.)                                                 

Links to Posters
cobas® PSC Pre-analytical Workflow – COBAS® CAP_CTM Systems – Poster (Eng./Fre.) 

CDC Memo
 
 

Memo issued by the CDC summarising the analytical performance of the Roche cobas® Plasma Separation Card (PSC) on the COBAS® AmpliPrep/COBAS® TaqMan® System for HIV-1 Viral Load Testing

Link:
CDC Memo (Eng.) [coming soon]