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SAMPLE cOLLECTION

There are two ways to take a blood sample at home:

  • Capillary ( Finger prick) taking your blood from the ends of your fingertips
  • Venous, (from the vein) this is done by a trained professional like a doctor, nurse or Phlebotomist.

We provide Kits for both methods dependant on your needs and the type of test you have purchased.

If you know someone who can take your blood sample just click Venous kit at the checkout and we will send one of these kits to you free of charge we do offer a phlebotomy Service, a trained phlebotomist will come to your home and take your sample. Just click Phlebotomist at Checkout.

TAKING YOUR SAMPLE
USING THE FINGER PRICK KIT

finger prick instructions leaflet INFO@YOUTH.REVISITED.CO.UK
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Follow the instructions on the reverse of this leaflet to take your sample.

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Write your Name and Date of Birth on the label then wrap the label around the vial. Place into the protective packaging.

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After adding the time and date on the lab form, place the form and the sample in the envelope provided.

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Post your sample on the day you take it. Do not post on a Friday. We strongly recommend sending Special Delivery

Test at home with our easy to use finger prick kit Collecting your sample couldn't be easier. We provide everything you need to do this in the comfort of your own home, then just pop it the self addressed envelope and go to the post office to send to the labs.

INCLUDED IN YOUR fINGER pRICK KIT

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Blood Collection Tube(s) In protective packaging One or two vials, depending on the tests you have purchased, to collect your sample

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Lancets 3 lancets included to puncture your fingertip

LAB-FORM

Lab Form & LabelsAlways enclose the lab form with QR code in your envelope before posting your sample

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Self Addressed EnvelopePlace your sample in the self addressed envelope provided and post to the lab.

TAKING YOUR SAMPLE USING VENOUS KIT

VENOUS INSTRUCTIONS LEAFLET INFO@YOUTH.REVISITED.CO.UK
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Have your Healthcare Professional take your sample.

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Write your Name and Date of Birth on the vial. Place into the protective packaging.

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After adding the time and date on the lab form, place the form and the sample in the envelope provided..

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Post your sample on the day you take it Do not post on a Friday, We strongly recommend sending Special Delivery.

Test at home with our easy to use venous kit Using a phlebotomist to collect your sample couldn't be easier. We provide everything you need to do this in the comfort of your own home, then just pop it the self addressed envelope and go to the post office to send to the labs.

INCLUDED iN yOUR vENOUS KIT

venous-vials

Blood Collection Tube(s) In protective packaging One or two vials, depending on the tests you have purchased, to collect your sample

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Vacutainer and needle to collect your sample

LAB-FORM

Lab Form & Labels Always enclose the lab form with QR code in your envelope before posting your sample. 

self-addressed-envelope

Self Addressed Envelope Place your sample in the self addressed envelope provided and post to the lab.

 

HINTS & TIPS

FOR SUCCESSFUL SAMPLE COLECTION

 
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Hydrate

Make sure you are hydrated Drink at least 1 litre of water 20 mins before taking your sample.

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Get the Blood Flowing

Do Some gentle exercise or take a warm shower. get the blood flowing.

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Filling collection tubes

Do not squeeze blood from your finger, it can damage the blood cells. Fill to the marked line.

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When to take Sample

Take your sample in the morning between Monday and Thursday and ensure to get it in the post on the same day.

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Order of Collection

If you have asked for FBC or HBAIC you will have a purple vial as well as the Yellow vial. Fill your Purple vial first.

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COMPLETING SAMPLE COLLECTION

Once you have collection your sample Flip the tube 10 times forward and backward. Do not shake. Always Label your sample.

ALWAYS LABEL YOUR VIALS AND ENCLOSE YOUR LAB FORM OR YOUR SAMPLE MAY NOT BE TESTED!

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