Laboratory Guidance Documents

Laboratory Manual

The Laboratory Manual was created by the ACTG/IMPAACT Laboratory Technologist Committee and collaborating investigators in June 2004. It was created for the purpose of having a consensus method to help standardize assay performance across all laboratories participating in a particular study.
Access the ACTG/IMPAACT Laboratory Manual on the HANC website.

Additional Guidance Documents

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IMPAACT Laboratory Center Communications to IMPAACT Laboratories


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