Prepare your kit

Drink 2 big glasses of water at least 30 minutes before doing your test.

Overview of kit contents

Lay your kit out on a low table — you need to stand and have your hand below your elbow when collecting your sample. You’ll also need a tissue.

Gently twist the caps off the lancets and tubes. Place the tubes in the holes inside the box.

Keep the lancets and alcohol wipe close by.

You might only have a yellow or purple tube in your kit.

Get your blood flowing

Dipping hand in water

Soak your whole non-dominant hand in hot water until it’s nice and warm — about 2-3 minutes.

Swing your arm and clench your fists — a little exercise gets your blood moving.