Taking an at home test kit is a concept that may be new to most people. For that reason, it's super important to bring you through the collection process of each and every type of test that we offer.

From your heart to your hormones and your vitamins to your overall vitality, LetsGetChecked offers convenient and confidential health tests to everybody, for every body.

LetsGetChecked is a patient-led, medical technology platform which allows you to collect your sample from the comfort of home, empowering you to track, monitor and improve your health over time.

As Medical Director for LetsGetChecked, I can never over emphasize the importance of accessible health screening more.

Your test will arrive in discreet packaging with clear instructions. Once you have received your test, it’s important to follow the following steps to ensure the prompt delivery of your results.

Here is the LetsGetChecked step-by-step guide to taking your personal at home test kit.


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First and foremost, you need to activate your test kit.

It is so important that you activate your test kit first. This step needs to be completed at the very start so that your sample is connected to you, via your anonymized alphanumeric codes.

Activating your test ensures that your identity remains completely confidential. It also ensures that you will be able to keep tabs on where your test is at every step of the process, from the delivery of your test to the lab, to the processing of your results and the final step; when your results are released to your personalized online dashboard.

To activate your kit, fill in your details on the lab sticker located on the inner lid of the collection box.

Next, activate your kit using the LetsGetChecked personalized dashboard.

All you need to do is answer the questions on your personal questionnaire, which will help our medical team offer you the support and guidance you need, depending on your specific results.

Our CLIA and CAP accredited labs use the latest technology to analyze smaller samples so taking a test is far more efficient than the full venous draws taken in clinics and hospitals.

Our tests are easy to use, there are no needles and no fuss. Patients receive results to their password-protected account within 2-5 days.

The LetsGetChecked medical team analyze the results and contact patients to offer support and further recommendations should further evaluation or treatment be necessary.

How it works is quite simple when you break it down but it's essential that you read the instructions so you collect your sample correctly and receive your results quickly.


Taking a LetsGetChecked At Home Blood Sample Test Kit


"Bio-markers" refers to the body's molecules that can be measured to access your health. These molecules include your blood, bodily fluids and/or body tissue.

"Biomarker testing" is also known as "molecular testing" or "genetic testing."

Taking a capillary blood test is a form of biomarker testing. Look at how simple and easy the process is with LetsGetChecked:


  1. Wash your hands with warm soapy water before you begin. Warm hands will stimulate blood flow and make it easier to collect your sample. Other methods to stimulate blood flow may include a quick walk before taking the test, ten jumping jacks, or a hot shower. It's important to ensure that you drink a sufficient amount of water and you are well hydrated before collecting your sample.

  2. The best place for taking your sample is the 3rd or 4th finger on your non-dominant hand. Use the provided alcohol swab to clean the selected finger and then dry with a clean tissue.

  3. To prepare the lancet, twist and remove the blue stick.

  4. Position the lancet carefully against the rounded end of your finger and press down. Make sure to stand while collecting blood drops.

  5. With the clean tissue provided, wipe away the first drop of blood that forms on your finger. Hold your hand downwards and massage your hand and finger to form a new drop of blood.

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  1. Gently massage from your hand down your finger to help the drops of blood flow into the collection tube. Fill the tube to the upper ‘600’ line. If you are unable to fill the tube, use a new lancet on another finger. Once the tube is filled, apply the supplied plaster to your finger.

  2. Place the lid on the blood collection tube and press down until you hear a click. Gently invert (upside down and right ways up) the collection tube 5 to 10 times, this is vital for the sample to be preserved for the laboratory. Place the tube into the biohazard bag.

  3. Place the bag back into the white LetsGetChecked box that the test came in. Make sure you have filled in the lab sticker on the inside lid of the test box.

  4. Close the test box and place in the pre-paid return envelope. Return your sample to our accredited laboratories as soon as possible. You will receive updates via your personalized dashboard regarding the status of your sample.


Taking a LetsGetChecked At Home Urine Test Kit


Urine contains biomarkers, it is a biospecimen that is commonly used to test for sexually transmitted diseases, infections and in some instances, it is also used to detect cancer.


  1. Make sure not to urinate for 1 hour prior to collecting your sample, this ensures the accuracy of your result.

  2. Open the collection box by squeezing the sides of the box to expand it. The box has a plastic lining inside to collect urine. Please take care not to tear or puncture the lining.

  3. Pass the first part of your urine into the collection box until it is half full. Then finish in the toilet.

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  1. Carefully fill the urine sample tube from the urine collection box. It must be filled to the marked lines on the side of the tube. Do not fill above or below the marked lines or your sample will be rejected by the laboratory.

  2. Secure the lid of the tube tightly. Discard any remaining urine and dispose of the collection box. Place the test-tube into the biohazard bag.

  3. Place the bag back into the white LetsGetChecked box that the test came in. Make sure you have filled in the lab sticker on the inside lid of the test box.

  4. Close the test box and place in the pre-paid return envelope. Return your sample to our accredited laboratories as soon as possible. You will receive updates via your personalized dashboard regarding the status of your sample.


Taking a LetsGetChecked At Home Stool Test Kit


A stool sample can be used to test for everything from digestive issues to drug issues. It is also used to test for colorectal cancer, as hidden, undetectable blood in the stool is a very common sign that you may have colorectal cancer.



  1. Put toilet paper into the toilet bowl so that the stool sample will remain static when you are taking the sample.

  2. Twist the cap on the sample collection tube to open. Remove the sampling stick, holding it by the cap.

  3. Take the collection swab from the test tube and scrap it along the stool, making sure to cover the entire tip of the sample swab.

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  1. Place the sample stick back into the test tube and twist until you hear a click.

  2. Place your sample in the supplied biohazard bag and seal for secure shipping.

  3. Place the bag back into the white LetsGetChecked box that the test came in. Make sure you have filled in the lab sticker on the inside lid of the test box.

  4. Close the test box and place in the pre-paid return envelope. Return your sample to our accredited laboratories as soon as possible. You will receive updates via your personalized dashboard regarding the status of your sample.


Taking a LetsGetChecked At Home Swab Test Kit


Swab samples are often taken to test bacterial infections in the throat, sexually transmitted diseases and cancers. Swab samples are very commonly used to test for cervical cancer in the primary stages of testing.

LetsGetChecked provide a HPV test which takes a sample from the cervix which is then tested for cancerous strains of HPV.


Step By Step Guide To Taking Your Samples: LGC Test Kit

  1. Take out the sample tube and sample wand from the test box. Hold the sample wand by the blue handle.

  2. Insert the swab into the vagina until you reach the cervix. Keep the wand straight while collecting your sample.

  3. Gently and slowly rotate the cervical swab until you have done a 360 turn. Next, remove the wand making sure to keep it straight.

  4. Let the wand dry for at least 3 minutes. You can rest it against the sample tube with the white tip in the air. Please make sure to not touch the white tip off anything.

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  1. Once dry, unscrew the lid of the sample tube. Put the white tip of the wand into the tube and bend the wand so that the tip falls into the tube.

  2. Place the bag back into the white LetsGetChecked box that the test came in. Make sure you have filled in the lab sticker on the inside lid of the test box. Place the swab sample in the biohazard bag.

  3. Close the test box and place in the pre-paid return envelope. Return your sample to our accredited laboratories as soon as possible. You will receive updates via your personalized dashboard regarding the status of your sample.

Different variables can cause stress when it comes to taking a HPV test, but being able to take the test at home can alleviate a lot of the potential causes of stress.


Taking a LetsGetChecked Personal At Home Test Kit


The personal health test gives customers the opportunity to make a decision on what aspect of their health they would like to monitor after they have purchased a personal health testing kit.


You can purchase your personal health test from CVS and Walmart.

How to take a LetsGetChecked Personal Health Test-Kit

The personal health test allows you to track, monitor and improve your health without the need to deviate from your busy schedule. It gives you the freedom to take control of your health from the comfort of your own home.

After you purchase the personal health, you simply activate the test by creating a personal online profile on LetsGetChecked. Following this, you choose the part of your health that you want to test and pay the remaining lab fee depending on which aspect of your health that you are testing.

The tests you can choose from include:

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So, how you take LetsGetChecked at home personal health test?

1.Activate Your Test
Once you have received your personal health test, activate the test online. To read the full instructions in how to take your LetsGetChecked at home test, revert "Taking a LetsGetChecked At Home Blood Sample Test Kit."

2.Take Your Test
It is recommended that you take your blood sample early in the morning between Monday to Thursday. Wash your hands with warm soapy water before you begin. Warm hands will stimulate blood flow and make it easier to collect your sample. Other methods to stimulate blood flow may include a quick walk before taking the test, ten jumping jacks, or a hot shower. It's important to ensure that you drink a sufficient amount of water and you are well hydrated before collecting your sample.

3.Return Your Test To The Lab
Return your sample in the prepaid self-addressed packaging. Your sample will be analyzed in an accredited lab. Results are viewed by a team of medical professionals and will be made available to you via your online account in 2-5 days.

4.Receive Analysis Of Your Test Results
Your sample will be analyzed in an accredited lab. Results are viewed by a team of medical professionals and will be made available to you via your online account in 2-5 days.

Your sample will be analyzed in an accredited lab. When your sample has been received and tested, the lab will provide the results to our medical team. Results are viewed by a team of medical professionals and will be made available to you via your online account in 2-5 days. You will be notified via email that your results are available, and you will be able to view them by logging into your account at www.letsgetchecked.com/us/en


Who We Are


Step By Step Guide To Taking Your Samples-Test-Kit

LetsGetChecked empowers you in tracking and improving your health from the comfort of your own home.

We will support you, every step of the way. In the event that your results are positive or out of range, a fully certified member of the LetsGetChecked medical team will guide you through a personalized treatment program. Visit LetsGetChecked for more information.

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Written by Dr. Dominic Rowley | Edited by Hannah Kingston