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

  • Please note - as of November 2016, the South African Department of Health has requested that all import permit applications be accompanied by either an MTA or a letter from the country of origin, indicating their knowledge about the export. Please contact Sandra Castel ( with any questions.

IMPAACT Laboratory Center Communications to IMPAACT Laboratories