I use gel, how do I avoid contaminating my home blood test?

To avoid contamination the gel can be applied to the back, thighs, legs or stomach rather than the arms and gloves can be used to apply the gel for a couple of days before the blood test.

We advise that tests should be carried out 4 - 6 hours after the gel is applied.

You may also want to consider using a local laboratory for the tests. We use a service that has over 170 clinics UK wide, carrying out a test in person can reduce the risk of sample contamination.

Full information about home blood testing kits can be found on our website.