No, all our tests are taken within the comfort of your home.
We recommend that you take your sample between Monday and Friday to avoid it being delayed in the post. You should also post your sample back to our lab on the same day that you took the test. Royal Mail operates on a traditional schedule of Monday to Saturday and does not traditionally deliver on Sundays. Please check the collection times at your nearest Priority Royal Mail post box. You need to post your test-kit no later than 1 hour before the last collection.
There are a few tips to help with taking your test sample; 1) Hydration – drink plenty of water before the test. 2) Run your hand under hot water to avoid having cold hands. 3) Get your hands and fingers moving to get the blood pumping. 4) Stand up and use gravity to help. 5) Use the sides of your fingers rather than the pads of your fingers.
After you have cleaned your finger using the alcohol wipe provided, twist off the lancet top. Press the lancet down on the outside of your fingertip until you hear a click. Each lancet can only be used once.