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Complete Blood Test - step by step instructions
Complete Blood Test - step by step instructions
Updated over a week ago

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This Safety Information Page is intended to help you use your Fear Nothing Blood Test safely and effectively. Please read it carefully, along with the instruction sheet included with your Fear Nothing Blood Test.

Before you use the Complete Blood Test

You should set aside around 20 minutes to complete the whole process, especially if it’s your first time taking a blood sample at home. It’s also important to stay well hydrated before taking the test to avoid any fainting or dizziness.

How to use the Complete Blood Test

  1. First, check that you’ve received the components listed on the back of your Complete Blood Test instruction sheet (provided with your Complete Blood Test).

  2. Complete the form and vial labels provided. These must be returned with the blood sample in the return pre-paid postage envelope.

  3. Remove the blood collection vials from the clamshell.

  4. Remove the coloured lids. It is important to keep the lids and vials together, as the correct lid will need to be put back onto the top of the correct vial.

  5. Position the vial you intend to fill into the groove on the clamshell (a diagram is provided in the Complete Blood Test instruction sheet)

  6. Wash your hands in warm water for four minutes (40℃ is ideal) and dry them afterwards. You can also shake your hands for a few seconds at waist height to help encourage the required blood flow.

  7. Wipe your chosen finger (one of the middle three is best) with the alcohol wipe provided and allow it to air dry.

  8. Twist off the blue tab from the end of the lancet. Place the exposed hole of the lancet on your fingertip at a slight angle. Press the lancet against your finger and the blade will prick your finger and return inside the device. Gently apply pressure to the area around the cut and use the alcohol wipe to wipe away the first drop of blood.

  9. Next, fill the vials provided in the kit:

  10. If you can’t get enough blood from your finger to properly fill a vial, then repeat the procedure with a different finger.

  11. After you’ve filled the vials, gently press the alcohol wipe onto the wound to stem the flow of blood. You can also use the plaster provided.

  12. Replace the correct lids onto the vials and apply the completed labels, making sure all the details are correct.

Returning your sample

  1. Pack the vials into the clamshell as originally provided and firmly close the lid.

  2. Pack the clamshell with the completed request form into the pre-paid envelope and seal it. Post the same day or following morning, ideally between Monday and Thursday.

You should receive your results via email within three to five working days after posting your sample. If you have any questions about your Complete Blood Test please email [email protected] and our clinical team will get back to you as soon as possible.

For further information, check out our video How do you take an at home blood test? and our blog 10 tips to help you take a finger tip blood test.

In case of an urgent medical problem, please contact NHS 111 via 111.nhs.uk or by calling 111. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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