• Step 1: Wash your hands in warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly. Warm your hands before proceeding to step 2.
  • Step 2: The best location for collecting is the ring finger or baby finger on your non-dominant hand.
  • Step 3: Using the pre injection swab provided, clean the selected finger, then dry with a clean tissue.
  • Step 4: Remove one of the lancets from the bag, twist and remove the blue stick from the bottom. The lancet is now ready to use.
  • Step 5: Make sure to stand up while collecting the blood sample. Position the lancet against the tip of your finger and press down firmly. Should you need to repeat, use a new lancet.
  • Step 6: After piercing the skin, a small drop will form. wipe away the first drop of blood with a clean tissue.
  • Step 7: Hold your hand/arm downwards and massage your hand and fingers to form a new drop of blood. Do not squeeze the tip of your finger or the blood will clot.
  • Step 8: Please fill the blood tube to the black line or above, or apply the blood drip to the dried spot circle.
  • Step 9: For tube collection, place the lid on the tube, and gently invert it 5-10 times.
  • Step 10: Place the tube or blood spot into the bio-hazard bag. Place the bio-hazard bag into the white box provided. Please ensure that you fill in the inner lid sticker first and then return the sample to the lab using the prepaid envelope provided.
  • Please ensure the blood collection tube is filled to the very top. If you do not provide an adequate sample, you will not receive a result.