Our self-collected test kits are a cost-effective alternative for specimen collection. The test kit will be shipped to your home and contains all the items required to collect, prepare, and mail your self-collected dried blood specimen to the laboratory. Drop has developed revolutionary blood collection methods that uses only 4 drops of blood, separates the blood components, and can be completed in about 10 minutes in the privacy of your own home.

It has been estimated that about 30-40% of blood tests ordered by physicians are never obtained by patients because of inconvenience, cost of the initial visit, cost of parking, absence from work, return visits to review the results, among others. DBS testing offers a convenient, easy, and cost-effective method to keep table on your health. One of the most important things we can do is to be in charge of our health care. After all, we live with ourselves 24 hours a day-doctors only know the status of our health when we visit them. Periodically monitoring our health by checking our blood pressure, weight, making healthy food choices, no smoking, and obtaining DBS (Dried Blood Specimen) test to keep tabs on blood sugar, cholesterol levels, blood count, iron levels (particularly menstruating females), Vitamin D levels, thyroid, and blood tests that measure levels of inflammation, among others.

Know Your Numbers Screen

CoreMedica offers all induvial screening tests in one step. This offers the best value for those looking to screen for health disorders frequently. Our screen test includes Hemoglobin A1c, Lipd Profile, hsCRP, Vitmain D, and TSH.

Note:
Oral contraceptives, IUDs, pregnancy, and menstruation may raise hs-CRP levels. Levels are lowest during ovulation.It is recommended that someone taking Biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R) stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.Specimen collection after fluorescein dye angiography should be delayed for at least 3 days. For people on hemodialysis, specimen collection should be delayed for 2 weeks.

The Know Your Numbers Screen blood test requires overnight fasting for 9 – 12 hours prior to going in for blood collection.

Heart Health Screen

Our test combines three popular tests to help evaluate risk for cardiovascular disease, heart attack, or stroke. This package includes a Lipid Panel, C-Reactive Protein High Sensitivity test, and a Hemoglobin A1C with eAG.
A Lipid Panel is the standard and most commonly ordered cholesterol test. It measures Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, and VLDL. A CRP High Sensitivity test measures a protein which can be a risk factor for events like a heart attack or stroke. Hemoglobin A1C measures glucose (sugar) in the blood over the past 2-3 months.

Note:
Oral contraceptives, IUDs, pregnancy, and menstruation may raise hs-CRP levels. Levels are lowest during ovulation.
The Lipid Panel blood test requires fasting for 9 – 12 hours prior to going in for blood collection.

Cholesterol (Lipids) Screen

Select a lipid panel screen to check for heart disease and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Lipids are various forms of fat in the body and include cholesterol types found in cells and are used as a source of energy like glucose. Monitoring and maintaining proper cholesterol levels is important to your health because the extra cholesterol may be deposited on the walls of blood vessels as plaque, which can narrow or even block blood vessels and lead to heart disease or stroke. Our test includes the monitoring the flowing cholestrol types that will give you the power to manage these risk factors.:
• Total Cholesterol: The total amount of cholesterol in your blood.
• LDL “Bad Cholesterol”: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, this is known as bad cholesterol because it can lead to a hardening and clogging of your arteries.
• HDL “Good cholesterol”: High-density lipoprotein cholesterol, this type of cholesterol helps to remove LDL from your blood.
• Triglycerides: Unused calories are stored by the body as triglycerides in fat (lipid) cells.

Note:
Oral contraceptives, IUDs, pregnancy, and menstruation may raise hs-CRP levels. Levels are lowest during ovulation.
The Lipid Panel blood test requires overnight fasting for 9 – 12 hours prior to going in for blood collection.

Diabetes Screen

Did you know more than 30 million Americans have diabetes and another 84 million US adults have prediabetes, and don’t even know it? Prediabetes is a serious health condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. A person with prediabetes is at high risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Better yet, prediabetes is preventable.
Our Diabetes Screen test includes the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) that measures your average blood sugar level for the past 2 to 3 months. This test also includes a calculation for estimated average glucose (eAG). EAG is a measurement which indicates a person’s average daily blood sugar level. The use of the Hemoglobin A1C with eAG test is endorsed by the American Diabetes Association.An A1c test can help diagnose prediabetes or diabetes.

Note:
The Diabetes Screen blood test does NOT require fasting.

Vitamin D Screen

DA vitamin D test is used to screen for or monitor bone disorders and check vitamin D levels in people with chronic illnesses such as asthma, psoriasis, and certain autoimmune diseases. Vitamin D is a nutrient that is essential for healthy bones and teeth. There are two forms of vitamin D that are important for nutrition: vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. Vitamin D2 mainly comes from fortified foods like breakfast cereals, milk, and other dairy items. Vitamin D3 is made by your own body when you are exposed to sunlight. In your bloodstream, vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 are changed into 25 hydroxyvitamin D, also known as 25(OH)D.

Note:
The Diabetes Screen blood test does NOT require fasting.

Thyroid Screen

A TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) test is commonly used to help evaluate a person’s thyroid function and aid in the diagnosis of thyroid disorders such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. It may also be used in some cases to evaluate pituitary gland function that helps control the body’s metabolism, temperature, and heart rate.
Common symptoms of thyroid disorders include but are not limited to anxiety, irregular weight gain or loss, insomnia, diarrhea, constipation, irritation or sensitivity in the eyes, increased heart rate, dry skin, hair loss, and menstrual irregularity in women.
A TSH test is a common general health screening. It can also be ordered when someone is experiencing symptoms associated with thyroid disorders or to monitor treatment for a thyroid disorder. Women experiencing fertility issues often have their TSH tested.

Note:
It is recommended that someone taking Biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R) stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.
Specimen collection after fluorescein dye angiography should be delayed for at least 3 days. For people on hemodialysis, specimen collection should be delayed for 2 weeks.
The thyroid Screen blood test does NOT require fasting.

Important Blood Collection Information

Improper collection of blood specimens may affect laboratory results. Carefully read and follow the collection instructions. Persons with hemophilia or anti-coagulation therapy should consult a licensed physician or healthcare professional before using this kit.

Physician Review

All results are review by a licensed physician in your state prior to release. Urgent issues are uncommon with wellness testing. However, based on medical judgment and standard protocols, a physician will communicate directly with the user regarding what a concerning result is and the most appropriate intervention.

Self-Collection Instruction Video