How to collect my ADx 100 blood sample (with video)

Everlywell - ADx100 Blood Card - Sample Collection Instructions from Everlywell on YouTube

Collecting a blood sample for your Everlywell test kit is simple. Blood collection instructions vary by test, so please make sure to follow the appropriate instructions for any tests you are taking that use the ADx 100 card.

Step 1Write your DOB, name, and the collection date on the card. If you do not include this information on your sample, it may be rejected by the lab. Select ring or pinkie fingertip and clean the desired puncture site using the alcohol prep pad. The best site for a finger puncture is just off the center of the finger pad.

Step 2: Remove and discard the plastic safety end on the lancet by twisting and pulling it.

Step 3: Please note that the lancet will only activate and puncture once. Place your finger against a firm surface. To activate the lancet, press down until an audible click is heard.

Step 4: Squeeze your finger in a milking motion, moving from the base of your finger toward the fingertip to draw blood towards puncture site. Allow single, large blood drops to fall onto the collection square. Let each drop lightly soak in before applying the next. Continue adding drops until blood disperses to the line indicated on the card. Complete the entire collection process in one sitting. Leave card out for 30 minutes or until completely dry. Apply a bandaid to your finger when finished.

Properly Collected Specimen:

Collection Tips:

  • Do not use heat to assist drying.
  • Some tests that require this type of sample collection also require fasting. Please refer to your instructions and plan accordingly. 
  • Please Note - Under no circumstances should you use materials other than the lancets included in your test kit. If you require additional lancets or assistance with your collection, please contact our Customer Care Team.


Put your sample inside the Blood Sample Return Bag and place it back into the box. Finally, send the box back in the return envelope using the shipping label provided (located at the bottom of the box). Send back your sample using the shipping carrier listed on your return label.