How to Test Cholesterol with Zizi

Testing your cholesterol is a simple and straightforward process that will provide you with the necessary data to lower your cholesterol. Testing requires a little preparation, a blood sample, and little to no pain.

 

Prepare for the test

🌅  Plan to test in the morning before breakfast.

  Fast for 8 or more hours before testing.

🪑  Complete the test in one sitting (Don't let the blood sample dry before finishing).

Complete cholesterol test

#1 Hydrate yourself 🚰

1. Hydration helps with blood flow and makes for an easier time collecting blood.

2. Make sure you drink one to two glasses of water before testing.

 

#2 Register and complete the card ✍️

1. Fill out the blood collection card with your name, today’s date, and your birthdate.

2. Scan the QR code on the front of the instruction card or click here.

3. Use your Kit ID found on the instruction card next to the QR code.

4. Enter your information and click "Register"

 

#3 Warmup your hands 👋

1. Run your hands under warm/hot water for a few minutes.

2. Rub your hands together for a couple of minutes.

3. Shake your hands below your waist to get the blood to your fingertips.

 

#4 Clean your finger 🧼

Wash the tip of your finger with the provided alcohol wipe.

 

‍#5 Prick your finger

1. Twist off the thin yellow cap/guard on the lancet (you will not see the needle).

2. Press the lancet into the side of your finger to puncture the skin (it doesn't hurt).

3. Wipe the first drop onto the provided gauze (make the blood flow well).

 

#6 Collect the blood 🩸

1. Drop 4 to 6 drops of blood in the small square on the collection card.

2. Gently squeeze your finger downward to help release more blood.

3. Blood will flow to the right of the card.

4. Do not touch the collection card.

 

#7 Bandaid time  🩹

Apply the bandage to your finger. 

 

#8 Pack up sample and return 📫

1. Let the sample dry for about 45 minutes.

2. Put the collection card into the provided foil bag.

3. Place the foil bag inside the return envelope.

4. Drop the return envelope in the mailbox.

 

You will be notified when our lab receives your test sample. It typically takes 2 business days for the blood sample to result. You'll be notified when the results are ready!

In the rare case, there is an issue with your sample, like, too much blood or not enough blood, we will mail you a new cholesterol test kit.