Frequently Asked Questions
Our convenient at-home test kits are currently available to ship to all 50 states. At this time, we do not ship internationally, including Canada or Mexico.
Your kit can take up to 3 business days to ship. Once your testing kit has shipped, it will arrive within 3-5 shipping days.
Typically you will receive your results in 1-4 business days upon receiving of collected sample.
An important item to note - If you ship your kit back over a weekend, it can take longer to reach the lab.
We will send an email notification when your results are ready to the email you provided during registration.
We accept all major credit, debit, and HSA cards, including Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover® and American Express®.
In order to provide you the highest quality experience, you can only order tests for yourself. Unfortunately, we cannot accept orders placed for another person.
Once your order is complete, your package will be shipped out of our fulfillment warehouse within 1 business day and you will receive your order within 3-5 business days. Once your sample reaches the lab, they will begin processing the sample. Typically, you will see your results within 1-4 business days of the lab having started the processing stage. If you have questions about a specific order or sample, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CoreMedica Laboratories is CLIA-certified; also accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the gold standard in lab testing quality regulation.
Laboratory testing in the US is also regulated under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). All of our labs and tests comply with CLIA-mandated regulations, which is primarily administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in partnership with the state health departments.
If you have questions about accuracy or quality of your test results please contact CoreMedica by emailing us at email@example.com
Our tests are the same tests ordered by your doctors’ office and are just as accurate as the panels run at traditional brick-and-mortar labs. The primary difference is the sample type, for example, a dried blood spot instead of venous blood draw. The instruments and assays used by our partner laboratories are comparable to -- and often the same as -- those used by the labs a doctor’s office uses. Our at-home dried blood spot sample collection methods, have been widely accepted and highly utilized for decades in areas of the laboratory industry such as neonatal testing and metabolic screening; we simply broadened the scope of that utilization to include other tests.
For our published research, we always anonymize, de-identify and aggregate data and seek supplemental data from our customer for more qualitative aspects on an opt-in, voluntary basis only. Customer information is only shared with the lab and physicians that are part of our testing process.
Under no circumstance do we ever sell our customers' data, and we use state-of-the-art, bank-grade encryption to ensure data security.
Security safeguards used by CoreMedica include the following:
- We do not host any servers or data ourselves. We leave that to the professionals - ClearData (HIPAA compliant platform).
- All data is stored using industry standard encryption methods (AES-256). This means data is encrypted at rest and in flight.
- We always use the latest technology and the latest security patch levels.
- We do not store credit card information in any database. You directly communicate with Stripe, which is PCI compliant when storing and processing credit card information.
- Our site is only accessible via HTTPS. This ensures a secure connection and interaction with our site at all times.
How to collect my blood sample.
1. Retrieve Blood Collection Device from foil pouch.
2. Remove barcode label from Test Requisition & Consent Form and affix label to the top portion so it is visible after closing the device.
3. Place device with collection side up, on a flat and level surface.
4. Do NOT remove clear cover.
1. Rinse hands in warm water.
2. With palm facing up, select ring finger for your collection. Puncture site should be on the right side of the fingertip for ease of collection. Middle finger may be used, but ring finger is preferred.
3. Clean with alcohol pad.
4. Stimulate blood flow to the selected finger by letting your hand hang at your side and shaking back and forth for 15-20 seconds.
Note: Do NOT use the center of the fingertip. Only use side of fingertip pad as the puncture site for less discomfort.
5. Using lancet provided, twist off cap. Place hand, palm side up on table or hard surface.
6. Position lancet on right side of ring finger as shown. Press lancet into fingertip to
7. Wipe off the first blood drop with the gauze pad. Keep the gauze pad until you are done.
8. Discard used safety lancet in regular trash.
1. Blood should begin to flow freely.
2. Allow large drops to form. If blood drop does not form, wipe with gauze pad again and gently massage finger from the palm to fingertip.
3. FOUR (4) large blood drops are required to fall in the center of the clear cover applicator.
4. Apply drops continuously. Do NOT STOP and wait between drops.
5. If blood flow stops, repeat step #2 as needed to generate blood flow.
6. After applying 4 drops, wait 3 minutes for blood drops to soak into the white membrane.
1. After 4 blood drops are absorbed, close the device firmly by folding over the top. Make sure the latches are secure. Lay on flat surface.
2. Proper Device Handling. After use, the Collection Device containing your blood sample can be stored at room temperature (65°-72°) before mailing to the laboratory. Sample must be shipped within 24 hours of collection
Care™ Fecal Occult Blood (FOB) Test
Care iFOB detects humanhemoglobin in stool specimen
Detects human blood in stool as low as 0.05μg h-hemoglobin per milliliter buffer
The test is CLIA waived.
Yes internal control . Anexternal control is not included in the kit, however they are commercially available from EDI.
Yes, Sample should not be tested if there is visual blood in sample collection tube.
The test should be read between 5-10minutes. Do not read the test after the 10-minute read time.
How should they be stored? The shelf life is 24 months from the date of manufacture. Pouches can be stored at RT.
No, there are no restrictions in terms of foods. This test is immunochemical. A guaiac-based test detects peroxidase activity and is not specific for human hemoglobin.Therefore, certain foods can interfere with the results of a guaiac test and cause false positive results.
The collected sample can be stored for up to 14 days at temperatures 2-8°C and 5 days at RT. EDI suggests testing samples same day received.