BrightOnLine STI Testing Kit Instructions

FINGER-PRICK BLOOD

BEFORE YOU START

Read these instructions carefully before your sample. Tips for taking the sample:

  • warm your hands: put your hands in warm water or hold a warm drink for 2-3 minutes
  • stand up when taking your sample
  • keep your hand below your waist and your arm straight
  • squeeze the full length of your finger, not just the tip

PACK CONTENTS

Blood collection tube, plaster, lancet, alcohol wipe, pre-paid return envelope and protective container

1

WASH HANDS

  • with soap & warm water
  • unpack the kit on a clean surface
Wash your hands

2

PREPARE TUBE &
CLEAN FINGER

  • open the protective container & remove the blood collection tube
  • flip the container over & stand the tube up in the container
  • use the alcohol wipe to clean one of your middle fingers & let it dry
Prepare the tube

3

PRICK FINGER

  • twist & remove the blue tip of the lancet
  • place the small white tip of the lancet against the side of your finger
  • push firmly - this activates the needle once
  • wipe away the first drop of blood with a clean tissue
Prepare the tube

4

MASSAGE FINGER

  • holding your hand downwards, gently massage from the base to the tip of your finger
  • collect the drops of your blood in the tube - fill the tube to the TOP FILL LINE - "600"
  • use the spare lancet on a different finger if needed & apply a plaster
Prepare the tube

5

RETURN

  • push the cap on the tube tightly & gently turn the tube upside down 5 times
  • place the tube in the protective container & close firmly
  • return you sample in the freepost envelope. Seal & post it back the SAME DAY.
  • dispose of lancets safely: put them in a 'sharps bin' (special bin for medical waste). If you can't, they can go in your household bin'
Prepare the tube

THROAT SWAB

BEFORE YOU START

Read these instructions carefully before your sample.

PACK CONTENTS

Pre-paid return envelope

Pre-paid return envelope

Swab

Throat swab and tube

1

WASH HANDS

  • with soap & warm water
  • unpack the kit on a clean surface
Wash your hands

2

FILL IN LABEL

  • write the date & time on the tube
  • do NOT write your name/date of birth
Fill in the label

3

PREPARE THE SWAB

  • twist & pull the purple cap to remove the swab from the tube
  • hold the swab by the purple cap
  • avoid touching the white tip of the swab
Prepare the swab

4

INSERT THE SWAB

  • open your mouth & stick your tongue out
  • wipe the tip of the swab several times around the back of your throat (behind the uvula/"dangly bit") & both tonsils
  • put the swab back in the tube & push tightly to close
Throat

5

RETURN

  • put the swab & tube into the freepost envelope
  • seal the envelope & post it back the SAME DAY
Return

RECTAL SWAB

BEFORE YOU START

Read these instructions carefully before your sample.

PACK CONTENTS

Pre-paid return envelope

Rectal swab and tube

1

WASH HANDS

  • with soap & warm water
  • unpack the kit on a clean surface
Wash your hands

2

FILL IN LABEL

  • write the date & time on the tube
  • do NOT write your name/date of birth
Fill in the label

3

PREPARE THE SWAB

  • twist & pull the purple cap to remove the swab from the tube
  • hold the swab by the purple cap
  • avoid touching the white tip of the swab
Prepare the swab

4

INSERT THE SWAB

  • insert the swab about 3cm into your rectum, rotate the swab as you push
  • rotate the swab 5-10 tirnes around the inside of your rectum
  • put the swab back in the tube & push tightly to close
Prepare the tube

5

RETURN

  • put the swab & tube into the freepost envelope
  • seal the envelope & post it back the SAME DAY
Return

VAGINAL SWAB

BEFORE YOU START

Read these instructions carefully before you collect your sample. This swab is for individuals with a VAGINA.

PACK CONTENTS

Pre-paid return envelope

Vaginal swab and tube

1

WASH HANDS

  • with soap & warm water
  • unpack the kit on a clean surface
Wash your hands

2

FILL IN LABEL

  • write the date & time on the tube
  • do NOT write your name/date of birth
Fill in the label

3

PREPARE THE SWAB

  • twist & pull the purple cap to remove the swab from the tube
  • hold the swab by the purple cap
  • avoid touching the white tip of the swab
Prepare the swab

4

INSERT THE SWAB

  • insert the swab about 5cm into your vagina, rotate the swab as you push
  • rotate the swab 5-10 times around the inside of your vagina
  • put the swab back in the tube & push tightly to close
Prepare the tube

5

RETURN

  • put the swab & tube into the freepost envelope
  • seal the envelope & post it back the SAME DAY
Return

URINE SAMPLE

BEFORE YOU START

Read these instructions carefully before you collect your sample. Don't pass urine for at least 1 hour before providing your sample.

PACK CONTENTS

Pre-paid return envelope

Protective container

Urine pot

1

WASH HANDS

  • with soap & warm water
  • unpack the kit on a clean surface
Wash your hands

2

FILL IN LABEL

  • write the date & time on the urine pot
  • do NOT write your name/date of birth
Fill in the label

3

PEE IN POT

  • unscrew the lid of the urine pot
  • pass the 1st part of your urine into the pot until it's at least two thirds full
  • finish peeing in the toilet
  • screw the lid on the urine pot tightly
Prepare the tube

4

PUT IN CONTAINER

  • put the urine pot back in the protective container
  • close the container firmly
Pee in a pot

5

RETURN

  • put the urine pot & container into the freepost envelope
  • seal the envelope & post it back the SAME DAY
Return