Collecting a blood sample at home is easy when you’re prepared. Follow these steps to get a good sample:
Sample collection is fast, so make sure you have everything ready to go in front of you.
Your blood vessels need to be unobstructed, so please remove any rings you’re wearing.
Drink at least one large glass of water to ensure you collect the volume of blood required.
Get your heart pumping to 160 beats per minute to increase blood flow and deliver the volume you need. Choose exercises suited to your abilities, or try these:
Hot water opens the blood vessels in your hands, making it easy to draw out enough blood.
Now that you’re ready for the test, it’s time to take it! Follow the video below to collect your sample.
Having trouble? These tips will help:
Place 1 large drop of blood into each circle, until completely full and saturated.
Your sample will take at least 30 minutes until visibly dry.
Place 4 blood drops into the left square until it migrates past the first line indicated.
Add blood to the center of the device until it forms a tail.
Your sample should be visibly dry within 5-10 minutes.
Wash your hands under hot water again and try a few more light exercises to get your heart rate back up.
To keep your sample in top form, return your package to your nearest UPS location as soon as possible. The sooner you ship it back, the better.