CHASING COVID Cohort specimen collection tips

Tips to facilitate specimen collection

  • Please DO NOT test the lancets as they are single-use and will only pop out of the lancet holder once
  • Stay hydrated
  • Wash your hands with warm water when getting ready
  • Shake hands for at least 15 seconds
  • Press the lancet firmly against the side of your finger
  • Keep your hand below your heart during collection to make sure blood flows freely

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