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Table 2 Methods of sample analysis in the different studies AC = affinity chromatography, TII = turbidimetric inhibition immunoassay, Ion = ion exchange chromatography, HPLC = high performance liquid chromatography, HR = haemolysing reagent, Col = colorimetry

From: Comparability of HbA1c and lipids measured with dried blood spot versus venous samples: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  Dried blood spot data collection details Assay methods
  Drying Transportation Extraction method DBS Venous
HbA1 c      
Anjali 2007 [19] - - Anti-HbA1c antibody. TII TII
Buxton 2009 [20] - Special shipping Roche HbA1c HR. TII HPLC
Egier 2011 [9] - - Extraction buffer HPLC HPLC
Fokkema 2009 [21]* - - HR TII TII
Fokkema 2009 [21]* - Routine mail HR TII TII
Fokkema. 2009 [21]* - -   TII TII
Gay 1990 [22] Yes Routine mail - AC Ion
Jeppsson 1996 [23] - Routine mail Triton X-100 buffer HPLC HPLC
Jones 2010 [10]* Yes - HR and anti-HbA1c antibody. TII TII
Jones 2010 [10]* Yes Special shipping HR and anti-HbA1c antibody. TII HPLC
Lacher 2013 [24] Yes Packed in dry ice Extraction buffer HPLC HPLC
Lakshmy 2009 [25] Yes - Anti-HbA1c antibody TII/HPLC TII
Little 1986 [26] Yes - Water AC AC
Lomeo 2008 [27] - - HR HPLC HPLC
Tabatabaei-Malazy 2011 [28]* Yes - - TII TII
Tabatabaei-Malazy 2011 [28]* Yes - - TII TII
Wikblad 1998 [29] - Routine mail Phosphate-citrate buffer HPLC TII
Triglycerides      
Lakshmy 2010 [30]* - Packed in ice Methanol Col. Col.
Lakshmy 2012 [31]* Yes Packed in ice Methanol Col. Col.
Quraishi 2006 [32] Yes - Methanol Col. Col.
Total Cholesterol      
Lacher 2013 [24] Yes Packed in dry ice Deionized water Col. Col.
Lakshmy 2010 [30]* - Packed in ice Methanol Col. Col.
Lakshmy 2012 [31]* Yes Packed in ice Methanol Col. Col.
HDL      
Lacher 2013 [24] Yes Packed in dry ice Deionized water Col. Col.
  1. *Some studies involved multiple samples and are repeated in the table.