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Being well hydrated is critically important. Drink at least 1 litre of water more than 30 minutes before taking your sample.
Collect your sample straight after a hot shower and run your hand under warm water for 4 minutes to help the blood flow
Do 20 star jumps (or another form of exercise) & clench your fists vigorously 10 times to get your heart rate up and blood flowing to the hands.
Select a finger (one of the middle three is best), use the alcohol wipe to clean it and dry it with a clean tissue or towel.
Place the Purple tube into the hole in the box and remove the tube’s cap.
3. Send in the post
Clean your finger(s) with the alcohol wipes, apply a plaster & ensure both tubes are fully clicked shut & mixed.
Fill out your details on the sticker and attach to each tube – make sure this is done or the lab won’t be able to process your results.
Complete the Lab Request Form (included in your kit) to send with your sample tubes.
Place your two samples into their protective plastic case. Add them with the Lab Request Form into the pre-paid return envelope and seal.
Send back in the post the same day, ensuring you meet the collection time.