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Prostate Health Test

FAQs related to the Prostate Health Test

What if I do not get enough blood on the blood spots - can I add more to each spot on another try?

Five full blood spots (circles) are required in order to run the test (see example photos provided in the lab instructions). Completely fill all five spots. Once dried, DO NOT place additional drops on the same circle. You can place additional drops

What should I do prior to my blood spot sample collection?

Here are a few tips: -Hydrate with plenty of water (2-4 eight-ounce cups) a few hours prior to collection -Rub your hands together or run your fingers under warm water prior to sample collection. We highly recommend reading through all instructions

Are there any special precautions to take when collecting a blood spot test if on topical hormones?

Yes. Use care if you are applying hormones topically with your hands. Topical hormones can concentrate in the fingers when hormones are applied with the hands, resulting in false high results. It may take 12-24 hours for the hormones in the hands to

Can I take this test if I am on blood thinners or have a blood clotting issue?

Please discuss with your healthcare provider if you are taking blood-thinning medications or if you have a blood clotting disorder.

Do I need to avoid anything prior to taking this sample?


How long is the blood spot sample viable for?

The sample will remain viable for up to 21 days, so it must reach the lab by this time. If you cannot send the sample right away, make sure it is stored away from light in a cool area, otherwise placing the card in the refrigerator is recommended.

What should I do after completing the blood spot sample collection?

Bend the card to allow the blood spots to air dry at room temperature for 3-8 hours. Avoid touching or smearing the blood spots. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Do not stack or allow the card to touch other surfaces while drying

How do I mail my sample back (US)?

Place all contents & forms back in the plastic test kit box and then place in the return packaging provided (see instructions for specific packaging). Attach the pre-paid UPS shipping label and drop off at your nearest UPS location

How do I mail my sample back (International)?

You are responsible for arranging shipping and associated costs back to the lab. Please contact your local post office to find the most appropriate way to send internationally (tracking recommended) Shipping Address: ZRT Laboratory 8605 SW Creekside