The screenings require at least 8 hours of fasting. Fasting is required for these screening tests in order for a healthcare provider to accurately interpret your results. You can still drink water when fasting. In fact, being hydrated when you collect your blood sample will make the blood collection process easier.

You’ll need about 20 minutes total to activate your kit and complete your health screening, and an additional 30 minutes to allow your blood sample to dry. You can watch the videos below to see how to collect your blood sample and take your blood pressure reading once you receive your kit:

You must return your kit by mail within 24 hours after activating your kit and collecting your sample. Otherwise, your test will not be accepted at the lab. Make sure you know where to find your nearest mailbox.

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