Prepare your kit
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.
Get your blood flowing
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.