Lab Test Kit

What’s included?

Lancet (x3)

Collection Device (x1)

Alcohol Pad (x3)

Bandage (x3)

Sample Bag (x1)

Return Envelope (x3)

Continue to Instructions

Step 1: Hydrate

First, let’s get you hydrated

We want to make sure you are well hydrated prior to taking the test. This will help with blood flow when you collect your sample.

You will need to do the following:

  • Drink 16oz (or two full glasses) of water

Step 2: Warm Hands

Now, let’s get your hands warmed up

Ensure your hands are warmed up as much as possible. Warm water will help open up your capillaries and get your blood flowing.

You will need to do the following:

  • Run your hands under warm water for 1 minute

Step 3: Exercise

Time to get your blood flowing

Do some moderate exercise for two minutes such as some quick jumping jacks, but do whatever exercise you are comfortable with.

You will need to do the following:

  • Moderate exercise for 2 minutes
  • We recommend getting your heart rate above 100 beats per minute

Step 4: Prepare

Before you prick your finger

Let’s prepare to get the best results possible.

You will need to do the following:

  • We recommend using your “ring” finger as this finger is usually the least calloused.
  • Wipe your finger with the provided alcohol swab.
  • Without touching the collection material, remove the collection device and place it face up on the table.
  • Twist and remove the cap on your lancet. It is now ready to use.

Step 5: Lancet

Now apply the lancet

Be patient and take your time! This process should only take a few minutes.

You will need to do the following:

  • Apply the lancet on either side of your finger.
  • Press the lancet into your finger until you hear a click.
  • Massage (don’t squeeze) your finger to increase blood flow.
  • Add blood to the square indicated on the collection device. Fill the collection device to the first line indicated on the strip.

Step 6: Return

Returning your sample

A few steps are required before you can ship your sample back to the lab.

You will need to do the following:

  • Air dry your sample for 2 hours on a flat surface, before placing in the foil envelope
  • Put your sample in the sample bag. Do not remove the contents of the bag.
  • Once your sample is secured in the sample bag, place it in the return mailer and close it