27 Jan HealologyEd ~ WHAT IS DRIED BLOOD SPOT TESTING?
What is Dried Blood Spot Testing?
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Dried blood spot testing is a more sensitive test than traditional blood testing for topical hormone replacement. A finger stick is done to collect the sample and drops of blood are placed onto filter paper. The sample is done at home for convenience and mailed directly to the lab. Blood spot testing is beneficial for measuring hormones and such as insulin, blood lipids, Vitamin D, thyroid hormones, and elements like lead and magnesium. Results can take up to two weeks. There are detailed instructions provided in the kit, and it is important to read the directions thoroughly, choosing a day that is best to collect samples.