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 1: Write 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:
Do not perform this test without fasting for 8-10 hours prior to collection. This will facilitate more accurate results.
Do not use heat to assist drying.
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.