When a few drops of blood are placed on filter paper and allowed to dry, the blood sample is commonly called DBS (dried blood sample). For several decades, DBS has been used to screen newborn babies for certain conditions, for example, cystic fibrosis. Recently, DBS technology has been developed for laboratory tests in adults.
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After your request and payment has been received, we will send you a DBS collection kit. The kit will contain everything you need to collect the DBS and an instruction sheet. The kit will also contain a pre-paid envelope for return of the DBS to our partner National Health Service laboratory. After the laboratory receives the DBS and analyses it, your result will be sent to us. We will send this result to you.
The tests are performed by an accredited National Health Service laboratory in the UK.
The result will be sent to you by email.
If the test is positive, you should seek medical advice from your family practitioner.