ABOUT THIS SELF-SAMPLING DEVICE
This sterile kit contains instructions and devices for the collection of a blood sample. With it, you can discreetly collect a sample at home which is delivered to an accredited pathology laboratory for analysis.
Fast for at least 6 hours before collecting your sample. Also avoid chewing gum and/or smoking.
To make the process as easy as possible, drink at least two large glasses of water 30 minutes before collecting your sample.
WHAT THE KIT CONTAINS
Our Finger-prick Kit Consists of:
2 x Lancets | 1 x Blood Collection Tube | 1 x Alcohol Swab | 2 x Plasters | 1 x Biohazard Return Bag | 1 x Large Envelope
SAMPLE COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS
Place the contents of the sample collection kit on a clean surface.
Write your name on the tube sticker & complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Twist the lid off the blood collection tube then stand it upright.
Next, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
Choose a finger. Your non-dominant hand’s middle or ring finger often works best.
Add warm water to a bowl or sink then submerge and soak your preferred hand for 2 – 3 minutes.
Standing up is advised. To stimulate blood flow, extend your preferred arm and swing it around in a circle 5 to 10 times.
Wipe the chosen finger with the alcohol swab. Since blood will not form a drop on a moist finger, ensure your finger dries completely.
Select a lancet. Rotate its protective cover once before carefully removing it. Do not use the lancet if its cover is loose or missing.
While standing, place your palm on a hard surface. Firmly press the lancet diagonally on the side of your chosen finger until the lancet releases.
Wipe away the first drop of blood. Still standing, hold your arm downwards and gently massage your finger from the base towards the fingertip until a drop forms. Do not squeeze.
Pick up the blood collection tube and hold your punctured finger above the opening to catch the drops. Fill the tube up to its upper line, repeating the massaging technique if necessary.
If it takes longer than 2 minutes to fill the collection tube, simply choose a new finger and repeat Steps 4 to 12 with a fresh lancet to collect more drops.
Replace the collection tube’s cap and press it firmly until you hear it click.
Wipe your finger with the swab, wash and dry your hands and apply the plaster.
Do not shake the tube. Only invert it gently, at least 10 times.
Place the collection tube inside the biohazard return bag and seal it properly.
Place the biohazard bag back in the BioSmart box and the box inside the envelope – as well as the completed form on the reverse of this leaflet.
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