How to collect your sample

Here's your step-by-step guide on how to collect your sample.

Overview of guide

We've broken down the guide into three easy steps.


Prepare your kit

Preparation is key. We’ll show you how to set you and your kit up so everything goes smoothly.


Collect your sample

Once you’re ready to go, we’ll show you all the tips and tricks on how to collect your sample.


Label and post

Label your sample and pop it in the post to the lab.

Ready to start?

Just remember...

Drink lots of water

Make sure to drink a lot of water — being hydrated is one of the best things you can do to prepare. Drink:

  • 6-8 glasses the day before your test
  • 2 glasses 30 minutes before your test

Fast for eight hours

It’s important to fast to get a more accurate sample — doing it in the morning before breakfast works well.

Set aside enough time

We recommend giving yourself about 30 minutes to complete the whole process — especially if it’s your first time. Don’t worry, collecting your sample should only take about 5 minutes.