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When you’ve taken your samples

Returning your samples

These instructions are for people who have received a female or male self-sampling kit.

Follow these steps to return your samples.

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Before you start

Please check all the sample tubes in your kit for a use by date.

You must collect your samples before the earliest date found on any of the tubes for us to be able to test them. If you are unable to collect your samples before this date, you must request a new kit.

Picture showing use by date on label of sample tube

Even if you can't take all of the samples, please return your kit. We will test any complete samples which you return to us.

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Once you have taken all your samples, put all the tubes in the clear plastic bag containing the absorbent pad and seal it according to the instructions on the bag.

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Put the request form and bag into the box and close it up.

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Put the box into the prepaid envelope, seal the envelope and post immediately.

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Any waste items can be placed into general household waste.

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