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Title: Satisfaction survey with DNA cards method to collect genetic samples for pharmacogenetics studies
Author: Vidal Taboada, José Manuel
Cucala, Mercedes
Mas Herrero, Sergi
Lafuente, Amàlia, 1952-2022
Cobos Carbó, Albert
Keywords: ADN
Investigació farmacèutica
DNA analysis
Glutathione transferase
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: BioMed Central
Abstract: Background: Pharmacogenetic studies are essential in understanding the interindividual variability of drug responses. DNA sample collection for genotyping is a critical step in genetic studies. A method using dried blood samples from finger-puncture, collected on DNA-cards, has been described as an alternative to the usual venepuncture technique. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the implementation of the DNA cards method in a multicentre clinical trial, and to assess the degree of investigators' satisfaction and the acceptance of the patients perceived by the investigators.Methods: Blood samples were collected on DNA-cards. The quality and quantity of DNA recovered were analyzed. Investigators were questioned regarding their general interest, previous experience, safety issues, preferences and perceived patient satisfaction. Results: 151 patients' blood samples were collected. Genotyping of GST polymorphisms was achieved in all samples (100%). 28 investigators completed the survey. Investigators perceived patient satisfaction as very good (60.7%) or good (39.3%), without reluctance to finger puncture. Investigators preferred this method, which was considered safer and better than the usual methods. All investigators would recommend using it in future genetic studies. Conclusion: Within the clinical trial setting, the DNA-cards method was very well accepted by investigators and patients (in perception of investigators), and was preferred to conventional methods due to its ease of use and safety.
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It is part of: BMC Medical Genetics, 2006, vol. 7, núm. 45
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ISSN: 1471-2350
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