Although all blood should be treated with care and preferably be drawn in clinical situations at a laboratory, we do have some home test kits, which requires very little blood, and with the use of a "Medlance" finger pricking device this is made easy.
Although "drawing blood at home" sounds very ominous, the home test kits that we sell, only use a couple of drops, and is easily, privately and painlessly done.
The Medlance is used as follows:
Hold the Medlance in your one hand and twist the sealing cap with your other hand and pull off the protective lancet cap.
Firmly press the Medlance against a fingertip which has been sterilized with an alcohol swab (included in our test) and apply pressure for the needle to be released.
Gently massage the finger toward the puncture site to obtain the required volume of blood. Turn the hand so that the blood drop hangs from the fingertip.
The lancet will automatically eject itself from the sheath of the Medlance and penetrate the skin. It does not cause pain, and the finger prick that is formed is just large enough to squeeze out the required amount of drops.
After the procedure has been done, it is best to again wipe the site with the alcohol swab. A plaster is generally not required on the site, but one can be applied if so wished.
The lancet is so designed that it can only be used once, and also does not leave sharp needle edges and can safely be disposed.
When attending to this procedure at home, please dispose of any materials in a safe way as not to cause a biological hazard for anybody else.
Our home test kits that requires drawing blood for the test
Our home test kits
|Urine test strips - testing for: |
:: Blood / Hemoglobin
:: Specific gravity
Breast Aware (breast examination pad)
Alcohol breathalyzer (disposable)
Ovulation tests (testing fertility periods or periods when you won't conceive)
|Malaria test kit - testing for:|
:: Plasmodium falciparum (Pf)
:: Plasmodium vivax (Pv)
:: Plasmodium ovale (Po)
:: Plasmodium malariae (Pm)
Prostate test (PSA test)
HIV test /Aids test (testing for HIV 1 and 2 antibodies)
Drug test (5-in-1 assay) testing for:
:: Cocaine (crack and cocaine derivatives)
:: THC (marijuana, weed, grass, hashish etc)
:: Amphetamines (speed, uppers, base)
:: Opiates (morphine, opium, heroin)
:: Methamphetamines (meth, ice, e, ecstasy)