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

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

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
Prick your finger

4

MASSAGE FINGER

  • holding your hand downwards, massage from the base to the tip of your finger
  • collect the drops of blood in the tube – fill the tube to AT LEAST “600”
  • use the spare lancet on a different finger if needed & apply a plaster
  • push the cap on the tube tightly & gently turn the tube upside down 5 times

5

RETURN

 

  • place the tube in the protective container & close firmly
  • put the tube and protective container in the plastic bag with the white absorbent sheet, seal the bag
  • return the bag of sample(s) in the freepost envelope. 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’

THROAT SWAB

BEFORE YOU START

Read these instructions carefully before your sample.

The purple ‘throat swab’ is for taking your sample. It can be thrown away after you have snapped the end of the swab into the ‘throat sample tube’. If you have been sent a pink & white swab, please use the pink swab and throw away the white swab.

The ‘throat sample tube’ is the one with the black cap. It should be returned in the pre-paid envelope.

PACK CONTENTS

1

WASH HANDS

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

2

PREPARE THE SWAB

  • twist & pull the purple cap to remove the swab from the tube
  • if you have been sent a pink & white swab, please use the pink swab instead
  • avoid touching the white tip of the swab
Prepare your swabs

3

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
Throat

4

SAMPLE TUBE

  • unscrew the black cap from the ‘throat sample tube’
  • be careful not to spill the liquid inside
  • halfway down the swab there’s a line – snap the swab into the ‘throat sample tube’

5

RETURN

  • screw the black lid back onto the ‘throat sample tube’
  • put the ‘throat sample tube’ in the plastic bag with the white absorbent sheet, seal the bag
  • return the bag of sample(s) in the freepost envelope. Post it back the SAME DAY
Mail

RECTAL SWAB

BEFORE YOU START

Read these instructions carefully before your sample.

The purple ‘rectal swab’ is for taking your sample. It can be thrown away after you have snapped the end of the swab into the ‘rectal sample tube’. If you have been sent a pink & white swab, please use the pink swab and throw away the white swab.

The ‘rectal sample tube’ is the one with the black cap. It should be returned in the pre-paid envelope.

PACK CONTENTS

1

WASH HANDS

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

2

PREPARE THE SWAB

  • twist & pull the purple cap to remove the swab from the tube
  • if you have been sent a pink & white swab, please use the pink swab instead
  • avoid touching the white tip of the swab
Prepare your swabs

3

INSERT THE SWAB

  • insert the swab about 3cm into your rectum, rotate the swab as you push
  • rotate the swab 5-10 times around the inside of your rectum

4

SAMPLE TUBE

  • unscrew the black cap from the ‘rectal sample tube’
  • be careful not to spill the liquid inside
  • halfway down the swab there’s a line – snap the swab into the ‘rectal sample tube’

5

RETURN

  • screw the black lid back onto the ‘rectal sample tube’
  • put the ‘rectal sample tube’ in the plastic bag with the white absorbent sheet, seal the bag
  • return the bag of sample(s) in the freepost envelope. Post it back the SAME DAY
Mail

VAGINAL SWAB

BEFORE YOU START

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

The purple ‘vagina swab’ is for taking your sample. It can be thrown away after you have snapped the end of the swab into the ‘vagina sample tube’. If you have been sent a pink & white swab, please use the pink swab and throw away the white swab.

The ‘vagina sample tube’ is the one with the black cap. It should be returned in the pre-paid envelope.

PACK CONTENTS

1

WASH HANDS

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

2

PREPARE THE SWAB

  • twist & pull the purple cap to remove the swab from the tube
  • if you have been sent a pink & white swab, please use the pink swab instead
  • avoid touching the white tip of the swab
Prepare your swabs

3

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
vagina diagram

4

SAMPLE TUBE

  • unscrew the black cap from the ‘vaginal sample tube’
  • be careful not to spill the liquid inside
  • halfway down the swab there’s a line – snap the swab into the ‘vaginal sample tube’

5

RETURN

  • screw the black lid back onto the ‘vaginal sample tube’
  • put the ‘vaginal sample tube’ in the plastic bag with the white absorbent sheet, seal the bag
  • return the bag of sample(s) in the freepost envelope. Post it back the SAME DAY
Mail

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.

The pipette is for putting your urine into the ‘urine sample tube’. The pipette can be thrown away after you have taken your sample.

PACK CONTENTS

1

WASH HANDS

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

2

PEE IN POT

  • remove the lid from the urine pot
  • pass the 1st part of your urine into the urine pot
  • finish peeing in the toilet

3

PIPETTE URINE

  • unscrew the lid of the ‘urine sample tube’
  • squeeze the top of the pipette to squeeze the urine out and into the sample tube
  • fill the sample tube between the top 2 purple lines

4

URINE SAMPLE TUBE

  • screw the lid on the ‘urine sample tube’ tightly
  • put the ‘urine sample tube’ in the plastic bag with the white absorbent sheet, seal the bag

5

RETURN

  • return the bag of sample(s) in the freepost envelope
  • post it back the SAME DAY
Mail