How To Perform An Essential Lab Me Test

This article is to show you the key steps in taking your Lab Me at-home test.  

This is NOT for CBC tests.  For CBC instructions you can read here.

For premium test instructions:

Urine collection instructions are here.
Blood collection instructions are here.
Saliva collection instructions are here.

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It only takes 3-5 minutes on average, and it’s incredibly simple to do.

As long as you follow the instructions in your kit, your results will be accurate. If you have any concerns or doubts, our customer service team is happy to help.

Please see our FAQ for what happens if you perform the test incorrectly.


  1. Warm-up hands under warm water for a minute.  Dry hands completely.

  2. Sterilize with an alcohol pad & lance the side of your right finger on your non-dominant hand.

  3. Collect 4-5 solid drops of blood in the center of the disk.

  4. Let sit for 3 minutes.

  5. Close, attach UPCs (as per the instruction manual), ensure the consent form is filled out properly with your email, place it with the device collection, and mail it back.


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Example Of A Good Collection


Examples Of Poorly Collected Samples

This typically happens when you squeeze your finger too hard to collect.

Here is what it looks like in real life.

                                                                       Here is what it looks like in real life again.

Be patient.  You can gently “milk” your finger to coax blood but do so gently so as not to disrupt or break blood cells.