Premium – Bloodspot Collection Method

How To Collect Your Premium Test

Please follow the instructions.  Make sure you collect enough of your sample to ensure accurate results.

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STEP ONE

GOOD PRACTICE

  1. At each collection time: Remove a collection card from the pink bag.
  2. Save this bag with the absorvent puch. Write your name, the date and time of collection on the card prior to collecting the sample.

STEP TWO

GOOD PRACTICE

  1. Open the cover on the collection card. Fold it back and away from the filter paper. Avoid touching the filter paper
  2. Saturate the filter paper by directly urinating onto it, or by collecting your urine in a clean cup and dipping the filter paper up to the top black dash line

STEP THREE

TO COLLECT

  1. Hang or tape the collection card in a secure place to dry – like over a towel rack. 
  2. Make sure that the urine-saturated filter paper does not touch anything.

STEP FOUR

AFTER COLLECTION

  1. Allow to dry completely for at least 6 hours*. 
  2. Once dry, refold the collection card and place the sample back into the baggie and seal. 
  3. Make sure absorvent puch is still inside. 
  4. Follow the same process for the remaining three samples. 

STEP FIVE

FINISHING UP

  1. Complete all paperwork. Make sure all sections are filled in and your form is signed
  2. Place the sample(s), the Test Requisition form and any additional paperwork back into the plastic test kit box
  3. Make sure to include payment (if applicable)
  4. Snap test kit lid shut
  5. Place the entire test kit box inside the return packaging
  6. Affix the prepaid label or postage if applicable
  7. Return using the appropriate carrier
  8. Samples will remain stable under average shipping conditions, including over weekends and holidays
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Arsenic Poisoning

STEP ONE

GOOD PRACTICE

  1. Begin collecting your first saliva sample into the large tube within 30 minutes of waking for the day.
  2. Wash hands with soap and water
  3. Rinse your mouth with water
  4. Wait 5 minutes before beginning collection

STEP TWO

FILL COLLECTION DEVICE

  1. Allow saliva to pool in mouth, then transfer to tube
  2. Fill tube at least half full, not including bubbles
  3. Collection usually takes 15-30 minutes depending on saliva flow
  4. When done, cap the tube

STEP THREE

COMPLETE

  1. Write your name, the date and time of collection on the tube
  2. Place the tube back into the bag

STEP ONE

REPEAT THE PROCESS

  1. Repeat this process for any other collection times using the smaller tubes provided
  2. Do not eat, drink (except water) or brush teeth at least 2 hours prior to collections

STEP SIX

FINISHING UP

  1. Complete all paperwork. Make sure all sections are filled in and your form is signed
  2. Place the sample(s), the Test Requisition form and any additional paperwork back into the plastic test kit box
  3. Make sure to include payment (if applicable)
  4. Snap test kit lid shut
  5. Place the entire test kit box inside the return packaging
  6. Affix the prepaid label or postage if applicable
  7. Return using the appropriate carrier
  8. Samples will remain stable under average shipping conditions, including over weekends and holidays
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STEP ONE

GOOD PRACTICE

  1. Collect blood sample within 1 hour of waking.
  2. Wash hand with soap and water.
  3. Use a clean towel to dry hands.
  4. Make sure hands are warm and circulation is going.
  5. Write your name, the date and time of collection on the card prior to collecting.

STEP TWO

PREPARATION

  1. Open the cover on the collection card.
  2. Fold it back and away from the filter paper.
  3. Avoid touching the filter paper.
  4. Tape card to a flat surface (table).
  5. Below heart at about waist level.
  6. Open the alcohol prep pad and sterile gauze.
  7. Middle or ring finger of non-dominant hand is recommended.

STEP THREE

TO COLLECT

  1. Wipe finger with alcohol prep pad and allow to air dry.
  2. Twist cap off lancet and press small white section firmly against the side of finger pad until lancet clicks.
  3. Wipe away the first blood drop with gauze.

STEP FOUR

COLLECTION

  1. Position finger over circle of blood spot card and gently milk (don’t squeeze) blood from the finger.
  2. Collect so that your hand is below your waist, allowing gravity to assist with blood flow.
  3. As blood drop forms and is ready to fall, touch the drop onto the center of the circle (one drop per circle).
  4. Continue collection, preferably until all circles have been filled – but it’s more important to have several good sized spots than to fill all the circles.
  5. When finished, apply bandages.
  6. Leave blood spot card open to dry – minimum 4 hours.
  7. Once somple is dry, close cover. Store card in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight until it’s shipped.

STEP FIVE

FINISHING UP

  1. Complete all paperwork. Make sure all sections are filled in and your form is signed.
  2. Place the sample, the Test Requisition form and any additional paperwork back into the plastic test kit box. Make sure to include payment (if applicable).
  3. Snap the kit lid shut.
  4. Place the entire test kit box inside the return packaging.
  5. Affix the prepaid label or postage if applicable. 
  6. Return using the appropriate carrier.
  7. Samples will remain stable under average shipping conditions, including over weekends and holidays.

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