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 everybody.

LetsGetChecked is a patient-led, medical technology platform that 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 overemphasize 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 the code on the outside of the biohazard bag and ID card.
Activating your test helps to ensure that your sample is processed and 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.

Before activating your kit fill in your details on the label located on the outside of the biohazard bag.

  • 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 tests are easy to use, and samples can be collected from the comfort of home.Patients receive results to their password-protected account within 2-5 days of receipt in the lab.

  • The LetsGetChecked team analyzes the results and contacts some 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. Before you collect your sample


You must read the written instructions and warnings included in the leaflet with your kit before you start to collect your sample.

Please visit our website and select your kit to review the 'When to Test' section for more information on when to collect your sample.


2. Complete the details on the label


It is important to fill in the label located on the biohazard bag with the date of collection and your date of birth and gender.

This is essential for the lab to process your sample.


3. Prepare to collect your sample


Ensure you are well hydrated when taking the sample. Running your hand under warm water is helpful as heat improves blood flow. Nails that are too long can make it more difficult to collect a sample.


4. Wash your hands


Wash your hands in warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly, warm hands will make it easier to collect your sample.


5. Prepare to take your sample


Open the blood collection tube. Select the finger you will use. It may be easier to collect the sample from your left hand.

Do not pierce or collect blood from the smallest (baby/pinky) finger, or any other body part not indicated in the instructions.


6. Prepare the lancet


Take a lancet from the bag. Twist and remove the thin tab. The lancet is now ready to use.


7. Pierce your finger


Clean your finger with the alcohol swab provided and allow your finger to dry.

Position the lancet on the rounded end of the right or left of your chosen fingertip. Press down firmly until you hear a click.


8. Wipe away the first drop of blood.


Wipe away the first drop of blood with the gauze provided. Ensure your hand and arm are angled downwards.

Firmly massage your hand and finger to form new droplets of blood. Do not touch or squeeze the fingertip.


9. Collect the sample in the blood collection tube


Lightly tap the droplets of blood against the inside of the blood collection tube. It must be filled to the top line marked on the side of the tube.

An under-filled or over-filled blood collection tube will not be accepted.

Note: If the blood flow stops, you will need to use the same finger on your opposite hand, or your middle finger.


10. Firmly seal the blood collection tube & mix the sample


Wash your hands and apply the band-aid. Replace the lid back on the blood collection tube and press down firmly until you hear a click. Turn the tube upside down ten times to mix the sample. This is vital for the sample to be preserved for the laboratory.


11. Seal the sample in the biohazard bag.


Place the blood collection tube in the biohazard bag. To seal the biohazard bag, remove the plastic strip and fold down the flap.


13. Place the biohazard bag into the kit box


Place the biohazard bag back into the LetsGetChecked kit box. Ensure you have folded the biohazard bag flap to seal it. Do not remove the white pad located in the biohazard bag. Ensure you have completed the label which is located on the biohazard bag.


14. Return the sample


Place the kit box in the return envelope provided. Check your return label for your delivery method and send the sample back on the same day.


Taking a LetsGetChecked At Home Urine Test Kit


Step 1: Before you start


You must read the written instructions and warnings included in the leaflet with your kit before you start to collect your sample.

You should collect your sample on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday and return the sample on the same day. Please visit our website and select your kit to review the 'When to Test' section for more information.


Step 2: Check when to collect your sample


Make sure to collect the first stream of urine in the morning. Do not cleanse the genital area before you collect your sample. Do not urinate at least 1 hour before you collect your sample. It is important to be aware of the window period, this is the time it may take between exposure to an infection and when it could show up in a test.


Step 4: Complete the details on the label


It is important to fill in the label located on the biohazard bag with the date of collection and your date of birth and gender. This is essential for the lab to process your sample. Please do not remove any labels from the kit components as they are required for sample identification.


Step 5: Do not remove liquid from the urine sample tube


Some sample tubes may contain a liquid solution. This depends on the type of sample tube provided. If your sample tube contains liquid, do not remove this liquid solution from the urine sample tube at any point. This is required for sample processing.


Step 6: Wash your hands and open the urine collection cup


Wash your hands in warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly. Open and expand the urine collection cup by squeezing opposite corners. The cup has a plastic lining to collect urine. Please take care not to tear or puncture the lining.


Step 7: Half fill the urine collection cup


Pass the first part of your urine into the collection cup. Collect only the first portion of your urine stream into the collection cup. Fill the cup no more than half full. Finish urinating into the toilet.


Step 8: Pipette from the collection cup into the urine sample tube


Use the pipette to transfer urine from the urine collection cup into the urine sample tube. Slowly fill the urine sample tube between the two marked lines on the side of the tube.

Do not fill above or below the two marked lines or your sample cannot be processed. Never remove urine from the urine sample tube as this may affect your test result.


Step 9: Close the urine sample tube tightly


Screw the lid tightly onto the urine sample tube. Wash your hands in warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly.


Step 10: Seal the urine sample tube in the biohazard bag


Place the urine sample tube in the biohazard bag. To seal the biohazard bag, remove the plastic strip and fold down the flap.


Step 11: Place the biohazard bag in the kit box


Place the biohazard bag back into the LetsGetChecked kit box. Ensure you have folded the biohazard bag flap to seal it. Do not remove the white pad located in the biohazard bag. Ensure you have completed the label which is located on the biohazard bag.


Step 12: Return the sample


Place the kit box in the return envelope provided. Check your return label for your delivery method and send the kit back on the same day.


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.


Step 1: Prepare to collect your sample


You must read the written instructions and warnings included in the leaflet with your kit before you start to collect your sample.

Please visit our website and select your kit to review the 'When to Test' section for more information on when to collect your sample.


Step 2: Complete the details on the label


It is important to fill in the label located on the biohazard bag with the date of collection and your date of birth and gender.

This is essential for the lab to process your sample.


Step 3: Wash your hands


Wash your hands in warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly.


Step 4: Prepare the toilet and pass your stool


Place the collection paper inside the toilet bowl and on top of the water.

Pass your stool into the toilet. Make sure the stool sample does not touch the water.


Step 5: Open the sample bottle


Open the sample bottle by twisting the flat green cap. Remove the sampling stick, holding it by the cap.

Your sample bottle will contain a preservative liquid. Do not pour this liquid out. You will add your sample to it.


Step 6: Collect your sample


Collect your sample before the paper sinks and the stool sample touches water. Scrape the surface of the stool with the sampling stick.

Ensure the grooved end of the stick is covered with stool.


Step 7: Close the sample bottle


Replace the sampling stick in the sample bottle and press down firmly on the lid until you hear a click.


Step 8: Seal the sample bottle in the biohazard bag


Place the sample bottle in the biohazard bag. Do not remove the white pad from the biohazard bag.

To seal the biohazard bag, remove the plastic strip and fold down the flap.


Step 9: Place biohazard bag in kit box


Place the biohazard bag back into the LetsGetChecked kit box.

Ensure you have completed the label which is located on the biohazard bag.


Step 10: Wash your hands


Wash your hands with warm soapy water and dry thoroughly.


Step 11: Return the sample


Place the kit box in the return envelope provided. Check your return label for your delivery method and send the kit back on the same day.


Taking a LetsGetChecked At Home HPV Test Kit


LetsGetChecked provides a HPV test which takes a sample from the cervix which is then tested for high risk strains of HPV.


Step 1: Before you start


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You must read the written instructions and warnings included in the leaflet with your kit before you start to collect your sample.

You should not collect your sample during your menstrual period or if you are pregnant. Please wait at least 48 hours after using vaginal creams, gels, tablets or engaging in sexual activity. Please visit our website and select your kit to review the 'When to Test' section for more information on when to collect your sample.


Step 2: Complete the details on the label


It is important to fill in the label located on the biohazard bag with the date of collection and your date of birth and gender.

This is essential for the lab to process your sample.


Step 3: Wash your hands


Wash your hands in warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly.


Step 4: Remove sample wand from packaging kit


Remove the sample wand from the packet. Hold the sample wand by the blue handle. Do not touch the white tip of the wand or lay the wand down on any surface.


Step 5: Insert the self-sampling wand into the vagina


Sampling can be done from a standing or lying position. Insert the self-sampling wand into your vagina until you feel that it has reached the bottom. Keep the wand straight while collecting your sample.

If it is difficult or if you experience any pain during this process, stop and seek assistance from a healthcare provider.


Step 6: Rotate the wand


When the wand is fully inserted turn it for five full rotations.

Remove the wand from the vagina making sure to keep it straight.


Step 7: Let the self-sampling wand dry


Let the white tip dry in the air for at least 3 minutes.

Make sure not to touch anything with the white tip.


Step 8: Place the sample into the sample tube


Hold the self-sampling wand in one hand and the sample tube in the other. Place the white tip of the self sampling wand into the sample tube.

Bend the self-sampling wand so that the white tip breaks o and falls into the sample tube.


Step 9: Close the sample tube


Put the lid on the sample tube and close firmly. Discard the blue wand handle.


Step 10: Wash your hands


Wash your hands in warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly.


Step 11: Seal the sample in the biohazard bag


Place the sample tube into the biohazard bag. Do not remove the absorbent pad from the biohazard bag. To seal the biohazard bag, remove the plastic strip and fold down the flap


Step 12: Place the biohazard bag into the kit box


Place the biohazard bag back into the LetsGetChecked kit box. Ensure you have folded the biohazard bag flap to seal it. Ensure you have filled in the label which is located on the biohazard bag.


Step 13: Return the sample


Place the kit box in the return envelope provided. Send the sample back on the same day. Check the return envelope for your delivery method.


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?


Step 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."


Step 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.


Step 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.


Step 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


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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