How to collect my blood spot sample (with video)
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 require blood spot samples.
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 a single, large blood drop to fall in each circle. Ensure all circles on the collection card are ﬁlled. Complete the entire collection process on the same day. Leave the card out for 30 minutes or until completely dry. Apply a bandaid to your ﬁnger when ﬁnished. Write your 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.
Properly Collected Specimen:
- Do not rub or smear (allow full drops to form and gently fall onto the paper).
- Do not allow multiple drops in the same circle (no overlapping).
- Do not use heat to assist drying.