Time to walk you through your sample collection.

Things to know before you start

The video below will go through the process step by step. But first, here are some key tips.

1

Wash your hands with water that's as warm as you can tolerate for at least 1-2 minutes.

2

Proceed to collect your sample immediately after you wash your hands - they should still be warm from the water.

3

The location of the finger prick is key for a painless and smooth collection. We go over the details in the video below.

4

Don't squeeze your finger too hard to get blood droplets out! This destroys your blood cells such that they can't be tested.

Here’s what your sample should look like:

Strip turns red past the first line

Place 4 blood drops into the left square until it migrates past the first line indicated.

Allow time to dry

Your sample will take at least 30 minutes until visibly dry.

A sample collection device

Here’s what your sample should look like:

A sample collection device

Forms a tail

Add blood to the center of the device until it forms a tail.

Visibly dry

Your sample should be visibly dry within 5-10 minutes.

Here’s what your sample should look like:

Both strips turn red past the first line

Place 4 blood drops into the left square until it migrates past the first line indicated.

Allow time to dry

Your sample will take at least 30 minutes until visibly dry.

A sample collection device

Here’s what your sample should look like:

Each spot is filled in

Place 1 large drop of blood into each circle, until completely full and saturated.

Allow time to dry

Your sample will take at least 30 minutes until visibly dry.

A sample collection device

Here’s what your sample should look like:

Each spot is filled in

Place 1 large drop of blood into each circle, until completely full and saturated.

Allow time to dry

Your sample will take at least 30 minutes until visibly dry.

A sample collection device

What not to do:

A sample collection device
Not enough blood, add more drops
A sample collection device
Still not enough blood, add another drop
A sample collection device
Too much blood
Please contact

What not to do:

A sample collection device
Not enough blood, add more drops
A sample collection device
Still not enough blood, add another drop
A sample collection device
Too much blood, not dry
Please contact

What not to do:

A sample collection device
Not enough blood, add more drops
A sample collection device
Still not enough blood, add another drop
A sample collection device
Too much blood
Please contact

What not to do:

A sample collection device
Not enough blood, add more drops
A sample collection device
Still not enough blood, add another drop
A sample collection device
Blood placed in the wrong area
Please contact

What not to do:

A sample collection device
Not enough blood, add more drops
A sample collection device
Still not enough blood, add another drop
A sample collection device
Blood placed in the wrong area
Please contact

What your sample should look like:

A sample collection device
The collection device is filled slightly above the 100 line.

What not to do:

A sample collection device
The collection device was filled from the wrong end.
Please contact

What your sample should look like:

A sample collection device
The collection device is filled to the 600 line.

What not to do:

A sample collection device
The collection device was filled from the wrong end.
Please contact
A sample collection device
Not enough blood, add more drops.

Your sample collection is complete! Before you ship off your sample:

Place the collection device back in the box.

Put the box into the shipping bag provided.

Ship your sample within the next 24 hours.

Visit your nearest mailbox to drop off your kit. Shipping charges were included in the kit fee.
Find your closest UPS location