The Hepatitis C Home Test Kit
FDA Approved -
The only FDA approved and doctor recommended Hepatitis C Test.
As accurate as tests used by Doctors and Hospitals.
You are identified only by a code number that comes with your kit.
Help Line -
Toll-free telephone support for test and result questions.
A non-invasive, simple fingerstick sample is all that is needed
Hepatitis C How It Works Demo Step-1
1. Carefully tear off the yellow portion of your Blood Sample Card at the perforated line. It contains your Personal Identification Number (PIN). Please keep your PIN to get your test result!
2. Before collecting your blood sample, call 1-800-442-7708 or 1-847-310-4224 to register your PIN, 24 hours a day, seven days a week (except holidays). Follow the instructions you will hear during the phone call.
3. To collect a large enough blood sample, read and carefully follow all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions may result in your sample not being tested.
4. Place your Blood Sample Card on a clean, dry surface. The laboratory may not be able to test a soiled or wet card.
5. Write the date you collect your blood sample in the space provided on the Blood Sample Card.
6. Before you collect your blood sample, wash your hands with soap and very warm water. Dry your hands completely. Rubbing your hands will warm them and help more blood come to your fingertip. This will help you obtain enough blood to complete testing. WARMING YOUR HANDS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO TO OBTAIN ENOUGH BLOOD SAMPLE.
7. Before you collect your blood sample, uncover the printed circle on the Blood Sample Card by folding up the protective flap.
8. Choose a puncture site on the SIDE of your fingertip, preferably your middle or ring fingertip. Avoid callused areas. This will increase your ability to collect the blood sample required for testing.
9. Clean your fingertip with the alcohol pad and wipe off the excess alcohol with the gauze pad.
10. Let your hand with the finger you intend to puncture hang at your side for about 30 seconds. With your hand still pointed downward vigorously shake it back and forth for a few seconds to increase the blood flow.
11. Open one package containing a lancet and carefully remove it. DO NOT touch the BLUE TOP while removing the lancet; this can cause the lancet to discharge.
12. Place the lancet on the table or countertop with the BLUE TOP up. Place the side of your selected fingertip over the hole on the BLUE TOP and push down firmly. This will activate the lancet.
13. After piercing your finger, allow a large drop of blood to form and then lightly touch the blood droplet (not your finger) in the circle on the front of the card. DO NOT TOUCH THE CARD WITH YOUR PUNCTURED FINGER AS THIS MAY CAUSE YOUR BLOOD TO CLOT AND STOP FURTHER BLOOD FLOW. If you have trouble collecting blood with the first lancet, call us at 1-800-442-7708 or 1-847-310-4224 for help. It may help to squeeze your finger at the finger joint near the lancet puncture and then release it about every two seconds. You can repeat this step in order to help you fill the circle.
14. Apply blood drops inside the circle on the FRONT side of the card until it is COMPLETELY FILLED and soaked through to the back. DO NOT APPLY BLOOD TO THE BACK OF THE CARD.
If you have trouble collecting blood:
- Before repeating steps 8-14 with the second lancet, call 1-800-442-7708 or 1-847-310-4224 for help. Trained healthcare counselors are available to help you.
- Make sure your hands are warm.
- Stand up while collecting your blood sample, keeping your hand lower than your heart. However, if you tend to faint or get dizzy, sit down but keep your hand lower than your heart.
- A little activity (walking short distances, etc.) can increase blood flow.
- Firmly wipe the puncture site with the gauze pad if your blood clots. This will cause the bleeding to start again. Then allow a large drop of blood to form before touching the blood droplets on the card.
15. To make sure you have enough blood on the Blood Sample Card, pull back the cover and look at the circle on the back. If there are any areas where the blood has not soaked through, place more drops on the FRONT side of the circle until the back is completely filled. Try not to place the drops on top of one another. It's okay to have extra blood outside of the circle, but the circle itself must be filled.
16. After completely filling the circle with blood, apply an adhesive bandage to the puncture site. Lancets and all other materials may be safely disposed of in your home garbage.
D. SHIP YOUR BLOOD SAMPLE
17. ALLOW BLOOD SAMPLE TO AIR DRY FOR 30 MINUTES. DO NOT TOUCH THE SAMPLE AREA. After the blood sample is dry, place the Blood Sample Card into the Blood Sample Return Pouch. USE THE BLOOD SAMPLE RETURN POUCH PROVIDED OR YOUR SAMPLE WILL NOT BE TESTED.
18. Peel the adhesive cover at the top of the Blood Sample Return Pouch. Fold down along the perforation. Press down hard along the back of the fold to seal it tightly.
19. Place the sealed Blood Sample Return Pouch in the Cardboard U.S. Mail Envelope. To seal the Cardboard U.S. Mail Envelope, peel off the adhesive cover, fold down the flap, and press down hard on the flap.
20. You must mail your sample as soon as possible. The lab must receive your sample within 14 days after collection or you will not get a result.Take the sealed Cardboard U.S. Mail Envelope to any U.S. Post Office Mailbox. This envelope has been printed with prepaid postage.
E. GET YOUR RESULT
21. You will need your PIN to get your test result. Dial 1-800-442-7708 or 1-847-310-4224 for results 24 hours a day, seven days a week (except holidays). You can call 10 business days (Monday - Friday) after you mail your sample. The automated system or a healthcare counselor will give you your result. After you have received your result, you may request a written copy be sent to you electronically or by U.S. Mail. The written copy will include special information for your physician. You have the option to speak with a healthcare counselor at all times. Read the information provided in the "Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Hepatitis C" for an explanation of your test results. Your results will be available for 6 months after your sample has been tested.