START BUILDING YOUR IMMUNE PROFILE HERE

FIRST REGISTER YOUR KIT IN YOUR ALGOCYTE ACCOUNT. RIGHT AFTER TAKING YOUR TEST, ANSWER THE QUESTIONNAIRE, BEFORE POSTING IT BY MAIL THE SAME DAY, AS EARLY IN THE MORNING AS POSSIBLE.

Then, watch the videos:
Learn more about
Your Immune System & Algocyte
 
And continue watching the video that is relevant to you:
Teach children how the blood test is performed
How to perform the blood test on a child
How an adult should perform a test on him/herself
And read the general Tips

  • Drink lots of water at least 30 minutes before your test and do your test in the morning. Post the same day.

  • Avoid Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for your test; it may sit too long in the post. Any other day is fine.

  • Some people find it difficult to prick themselves the first time. This fear usually disappears after one or two tests, once you realise that finger pricking causes little to no pain. Most people break this psychological barrier and find it easier from then onwards.
     

  • Sweat is your enemy. If you sweat too much, especially the first times (is normal) just keep a paper napkin with you and keep drying your hand and finger.

  • Some people find it helpful to ask an adult relative to help, either to prick you or to massage your hand or direct your finger to collect the drops of blood in the container.

  • Some people have found that performing the test after exercising (e.g. running) makes their blood flow more easily. 

  • While the recommended total time to fill the container with the lavender/purple cap is 1 minute, there is some flexibility (no more than 2 minutes).

  • It is better to keep calm and conduct the extraction while relaxed, and in one go if possible. Give yourself some time and do not perform the test in a rush.

  • Do not forget to turn the lavender/purple tube upside down about 10 times to make sure that the blood touches the walls of the tube with the anti-coagulants. Please, do not shake.

  • If you didn't collect enough blood, and/or you see that some of your blood in the lavender/purple tube does not move from one side to the other at all when inverting it, do not worry and let your physician know and we will send you another kit free of charge.

  • Yellow capped tubes require more time to fill, so the 1-minute rule does not apply; you can take a few more minutes. If you are to fill a lavender/purple and yellow cap tubes and plan to do both at the same time, open both and start with the yellow one.
     

  • If blood keeps flowing after doing the yellow cap tube, fill the purple one, close it, and invert it 10 times before coming back to the yellow one to close it. The yellow tube does not require to be inverted.  

  • If you feel unwell at any time, ask your doctor. The test is simple once you get used to the steps and details involved.