Kit Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS

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pharmacogenetics | covid-19 | shipping

PGx Kits

Pharmacogenetics (PGx) Testing results are normally received 5 days after lab receipt. Follow these instructions in order to properly receive your results.

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Go to gravityplus.com/register to activate your kit.

*This step MUST be done before you begin collection!

Your kit comes with a blank label sticker, fill out the sticker with patient name, date of birth, and the date and time of collection, in pen only, and place the sticker label vertically on the tube. The information must be legible, and match what you used to register your kit.

*Do not write directly on the tube.

Remove one sterile cheek swab from it’s tube.

Be sure not to touch the bristles!

Scrape the bristle end of the swab against the inside of your cheek 20 times in a twirling motion.

After scraping the inside of your cheek, place the cheek swab, bristle side up in a safe and clean location and let dry in open air for 15 minutes.

*It’s important that nothing touches the bristle \end of the brush in this stage.

Gently place the cheek swab back into the tube it came in and close the cap.

*Make sure that the lid is securely shut.

Repeat steps 3-6 on the opposite cheek, using the unopened swab.

*Do not repeat steps with the first swab you used.

Place your tubes into the biohazard bag, in the same section as the absorbent pad, and securely close the bag.

*Do not remove the absorbent pad from the biohazard bag.

covid-19 Kits

COVID-19 test results are normally received 24-48 hrs after lab receipt. receipt. Follow these instructions in order to properly receive your results.

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

Go to gravityplus.com/register to activate your kit.

*This step MUST be done before you begin collection!

Your kit comes with a blank label sticker, fill out the sticker with patient name, date of birth, and the date and time of collection, in pen only, and place the sticker label vertically on the tube. The information must be legible, and match what you used to register your kit.

*Do not write directly on the tube.

Before collection, make sure to blow your nose, sanitize your collection area, and thoroughly wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and warm water.

*Do not use your alcohol prep pads to sanitize the collection area, these are needed later on in the collection process.

Peel open the sleeve and carefully remove the swab.

*Make sure not to let the tip of the swab touch anything besides the inside of your nose. Doing so will compromise the specimen leading to a potential false result or no result.

Gently insert the swab into one nostril until you no longer see the cotton end of the swab. Swab should not be inserted more than 1/2 inch. Rotate the swab at least 4 times with slight pressure for a total of 15 seconds.

*Repeat this step with other nostril with the same swab.

Place your swab, tip down, into the tube. Break the swab on the perforated line and securely close your tube.

*Make sure not to spill your saline liquid as doing so can lead to a potential false result or no result. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes.

Place your tube into the biohazard bag, in the same sealed pouch as the absorbant pad, and securely close the bag.

*Do not remove the absorbent pad from the biohazard bag.

Be sure to maintain a minimum of 6ft distance between yourself and others while awaiting your test results.

 

shipping

1) wash your hands for prep

thoroughly wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds. with soap and warm water prior to preparing your return shipment

2) place bag in return box

place your sealed bio-hazard bag, containing your complete sample, into the original box you received your kit in for return

3) place box in return envelope

place your return box, containing your samples, into the pre-addressed and pre-paid envelope. then seal the envelope.

*Use the alcohol pads to disinfect the outside of package

4) take to ups or fedex dropbox

take your samples to your nearest dropbox to ship your kit back to the lab

*Drop off your sample on the same day you collect before the last pickup at that location

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