Blue Horizon have been supplying Finger-Prick Test Kits for over Ten Years now - They're much easier than you may think. If you don't get enough sample, we can post another kit to you so that you may try again, try a vacutainer kit instead, or receive a full refund.
Why do our Patients Like Finger-Prick Collection?
I just used one of your finger prick kits, to get some up to date blood testing of my Thyroid, B12, Vit D etc. I have a lack of free time, (with a business and 2 children) and it can be difficult to get an appointment at my GP's, and I would prefer not to spend any more time in a doctors surgery. I liked the convenience and speed of the finger prick test which was delivered quickly, took only a few minutes to do and I had the results back very quickly too. The "tips" sheet you provided was very also very helpful.EleanorCheshire
I much prefer the finger prick! I am needle phobic and find doing it myself at home so much less stressful... Well not really stressful at all after doing it a few times 😊 SO thank you for enabling me to do it myself.
I much prefer to do a finger prick test in my own home. It doesn't hurt! It's quick and the turn round is fast.
It is also a cheaper way to have a blood test, rather than have to scout around looking for someone to take blood privately (I live in South Devon).
The nearest place is over 10 miles away so you can see this is not at all convenient. I hope you will continue to provide finger prick tests.LisaDevon
The lab my GP surgery use would not test everything I needed to have an informed diagnosis, so in May this year I looked for alternatives through Thyroid UK and BH came highly recommended.
Once I'd pricked my finger the blood flowed brilliantly for about 2 seconds! No need to panic, following the instructions, I then massaged my finger to get the flow going again & was able to fill the capsule. Posted off, I was amazed to get my results 2 days later! Brilliant service & I have recommended it to so many others since, because it is so simple & quick.LIndaNottingham
I have done a fingerprick test before (Thyroid Plus 10) and eventually managed with some difficulty to get enough for the test. My results came back much as expected comparing to a previous GP test so I don't think I messed up completely!
I think all of us on the thyroid forum feel confident in what Blue Horizon offers so feel comfortable with the finger prick testing.SusieGwynedd
I like to use your finger prick tests for my thyroid blood panel because I can choose the day and time, it is very easy to do and I get the results back quickly by email, so I can print them off. You offer a range of tests and the price is very competitive and you support the Thyroid UK charity. Keep up the good work.IngridWest Yorkshire
By placing the lancet against your finger, a hidden needle springs out to puncture your skin. The needle then safely pops back into the lancet device. The lancet is a sterile class 2 CA Marked medical device.
Typically, we will need 15-18 drops of blood for your home blood test. although single biomarker tests generally require less. This equates to around 800 microlitres, or 0.8 millilitres. Visually, this is about 1/8 of a teaspoon – so not very much at all. Definitely not an armful!
Yes it does a little. But having a finger prick home blood test hurts a lot less than a nurse extracting blood from your arm using a vacutainer needle. We’ve trialled five different lancets and supply the one that delivers the best results, enabling you to send a good quality sample to the lab.
We can offer a finger prick home test kit for children of all ages. Please note: Our IgG Food Intolerance Test is only suitable for children aged 2 and above.
About 15% of our customers that choose to provide a sample using the finger-prick method will fail to provide enough viable sample for the laboratory to analyse. The most common reason for failure is not reading the instructions, so we urge you to do this. If for some reason you cannot provide enough sample, we are happy to offer you the following options.