How to collect your blood sample
Collecting your finger prick blood sample is quick and easy. Here's how...
Top Tips For Finger Prick Collection
We’ve made collecting your blood sample as quick and easy as possible. Just follow these simple steps and it will be all done in no time.
See for yourself
Before you start, take a few moments to watch our short video. It’ll take you through the process step-by-step.
Drink plenty of water
Hydration is important to ensure good blood flow. So make sure you drink plenty of water the day before the test, and have a large glass of water at least 30 minutes before.
Warm your hands
Place your hands in a bowl of warm water for about 4 minutes before doing your test. Having a hot shower or doing some gentle exercise before your test also helps increase blood flow.
Be gentle. Massage the base of your finger to encourage blood flow. Remember that squeezing your finger too hard could burst the blood cells which will prevent analysis.
Fill the tube to the correct line
Make sure you fill the tube to the correct line. The instructions will give you the measurements.
Send your sample to us
Take the address label and put it on the Tracked24 envelope. Put the labelled tube/s along with the completed form back into the box they came in and inside the Tracked24 envelope. Now pop it in the post on the same day.
Other collection options
If you don't fancy collecting blood from our finger, we offer nurse visit or in-clinic options.
Fancy the VIP treatment? Book a nurse to come to your home to take your blood sample for you.+ Read More
Visit a clinic
You can also arrange for a nurse to take your sample at one of our partner clinics.+ Read More
Arrange it yourself
You can arrange your own blood draw at your local GP surgery, pharmacy, private clinic or hospital where this service is offered.+ Read More
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