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Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling (MITS) Procedure Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)   Add to my SOP compendium

BRD ID: 2,484

Source: CHAMPS Tier: SOP Number of times downloaded: 1590


This document describes procedures for the collection and preservation of cerebrospinal fluid; whole blood; feces; nasopharyngeal swab specimens; needle biopsies of liver, kidney, spleen, lung, and brain; skin lesions; bone marrow; and placenta (from stillbirths) at autopsy from children between 28 days and 59 months of age, neonates ≤28 days old, and stillborns with no signs of life at or after 28 weeks. It is a product of the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) and is available for download at

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CHAMPS_MITS_Spec_SOP_v2.pdf [Size: 4455 KB]

  • Cell - Bone Marrow
  • Cell - Nasal cavity
  • Fluid - Blood
  • Fluid - Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • Fluid - Feces
  • Tissue - Brain
  • Tissue - Liver
  • Tissue - Lung
  • Tissue - Kidney
  • Tissue - Skin
  • Tissue - Spleen
  • Tissue - Placenta
  • Autopsy
  • Biospecimen Acquisition
  • Biospecimen Preservation

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