When collecting your sample try the following tips:
Hands should be warm before taking your sample. Wash and soak your hands in warm water. The best finger to use is your ring finger. Avoid using your thumb and little finger. Use the alcohol wipe to clean the finger and let it dry naturally.
Take the top off your collection tube and stand the tube up on a flat surface.
Twist the end of the lancet so that it is ready to use. Press the lancet down firmly on the inside of your fingertip until you hear a click. Wipe away the first drop of blood with the moist wipe. After you must wait until your finger is dry so that the alcohol does not mix with your blood.
Replace the top on the tube and push down, you must hear it click. Gently turn the tube upside down
5 times, do not shake it. Don’t worry if the blood looks like it hasn’t mixed. Place the tube back into
the absorbing tubeholder. (Some tests can be processed even when the blood is slightly clotted,
other tests require completely unclotted blood. If you do not flow the instructions properly and the
sample is unable to be processed, we will ask you to purchase a replacement kit). Dispose of any
rubbish, including all the lancets, in your household waste. Put your sample in the safety bag.
Make a note of the return tracking number found under the barcode on the postal tracking label, as shown and the serial number from the sample tube found under the barcode. Keep this in a safe place for future reference. Post your sample in a Royal Mail Priority Post box on the same day it was taken.
AFTER YOU TAKE YOUR SAMPLE, YOU MUST SEND IT TO THE LABORATORY IMMEDIATELY TO AVOID CLOTTING ISSUES.
Sample Management starts at the moment you prick your finger using your home test kit. Please do not leave your test sample sitting around home for 1-2 days. If you do that, it will most likely arrive to the laboratory already clotted, and it can’t be tested. So, please take your sample to the drop box as close to the intended drop box collection time as possible and make sure that the sample is collected and is not sitting overnight in the drop box waiting for collection the next day or even later. It is very important that the sample arrives to the laboratory in good condition.
A single use, human finger-prick capillary blood sample collection kit for home use, used for the collection and transportation to an accredited testing laboratory via the postal service for the purpose of analysis for a variety of tests which require capillary blood. This kit is not for screening, monitoring or diagnosis itself, but simply a collection device intended to be used by lay users who are over the age of 18, which may include caregivers. There is no automation or quantitation involved.
Only use the equipment provided to take your sample.
Kit to be used for intended use only.
Keep out of reach of children
This kit must be used within 120 days of purchase.
Do not open the collection tube until time of intended use.
Not to be used by persons under the age of 18 years old.
Do not use lancets on fingers with injury or infection.
Do not expose to direct sunlight.
Store product at less than 25°C.
Material of Animal Origin
Gel barrier: Contains component from bovine origin.
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