Start by thoroughly reviewing the written instructions and brief collection video. Remember to fast for at least 8 hours and drink 3 cups of water in the hour before collecting your sample.
Remember to write your name, date of birth and collection date on the blood card. A common error is not getting enough blood into the collection squares. Keep your hands in very warm water for at least 2 minutes and do some jumping jacks to enhance the blood flow before you prick your finger. Try not to get too much blood in the collection square. The video will show you how much to add. Mail your sample back to the lab the same day.