Barod are now able to resume Dry Blood Spot Testing (DBST) within our services.

This vital service enables us to support people who may be at risk of having a Blood Borne Virus (BBV) to get a test quickly and easily within our existing services.  This means we can support people who use our services to access treatment as soon as possible as well as helping to reduce the transmission rate of BBVs.

Where possible, our staff will be supporting individuals to self-administer the DBS test, with step-by-step instructions and use of the video below to help guide them.

However, these precautions should not be a barrier to accessing this important service, so, where this isn’t possible, staff will be able to administer the test by using protective screens and other protective equipment.

As with all services, we ask that those who are being tested wear masks (unless exempt) and sanitize their hands to reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus.

The video below outlines the process that Barod services will follow when setting up a DBS test, as well as instructions for self-testing.