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"NIN Scientist Visits IHS and Demonstrates Dried Blood Spot Preparation and  Haemoglobin Estimation."


Dr. G.N.V. Brahmam, Head , Department Community Studies and Deputy Director, (Scientist-F), National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) visited IHS on 26/06/2009 and demonstrated preparation of dried blood spots and estimation of haemoglobin from dried blood spots. The Institute is participating in a study to measure base line prevalence of anaemia, intestinal helminths and nutritional status of school children in collaboration with the Azim Premji Foundation. Dried blood spots will be collected from school children and sent to the IHS Public Health Laboratory at Hyderabad to estimate the blood haemoglobin. The NIN is helping IHS to develop the technical skills for dried blood spot collection and standardise the procedure for haemoglobin estimation from dried blood spots, on a filter paper which is a unique field based method. This procedure will be standardized in the IHS public health laboratory and used in the estimation of haemoglobin among primary school children during the health baseline assessment. The IHS staff who participated in the training include Project Coordinator, Head WQT Lab, Research staff and Medical Lab Technicians who completed B.SC (MLT) course. The training will be followed by rigorous practical sessions in the field under the guidance of Scientist, Department Community Studies, National Institute of Nutrition (NIN).


Dr.Brahamam NIN Scientisit 'F' Demonstration of Sample Collection Procedure and Observation by IHS Staff

IHS Volunteer in Demonstration of Finger Prick and Preparation for Drawing Blood Sample by NIN Technical Staff

Dr.Brahamam's Demonstration on Preparation of Dried Blood Spot. 

Explanation on Washing and Cleaning of Blood Sample Collection Pipette By NIN Team

                                       IHS Staff and Technicians Observing the Estimation  

                                       of Haemoglobin by Cyanmethaemoglobin Method



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