Sample Collection | Invivo Clinical

Sample Types

Blood Draw
Phlebotomy service required with centrifuge for most tests - please check test pack or contact us to find out. Comes with shipping envelope for return direct to lab.

Serum Blood Draw
Phlebotomy service required with centrifuge, shipping envelope provided for return direct to lab.

Plasma Blood Draw
Phlebotomy service required with centrifuge, shipping envelope provided for return direct to lab.

Stool
Home collection: a collection paper device, gloves and tube is provided with packing materials to be sent back to Invivo

Saliva
Home collection: tubes provided to collect saliva and packing materials to be sent back to Invivo

Bloodspot
Home collection: a "clicker" is provided to prick your finger to get blood drops to put onto a blood spot card and packing materials to be sent back to Invivo

Dried Urine
Home collection: a filter paper sample card is provided; the sample must be dried before returning to Invivo

Dried Breast Milk
Home collection: a filter paper sample card is provided; the sample must be dried before returning to Invivo

Urine
Home collection: a collection jug is provided for urine collection & tubes sent for samples to be returned to Invivo

Buccal Swab
Home collection: cheek swab scraping equipment provided with packing materials to send back to Invivo

Breath
Home collection: vacutubes and blow bag are provided with packing materials to send back to Invivo

Nasal Swab
Home collection: nasal swab equipment provided with packing materials to send back to Invivo

Important Note:

If you are shipping your sample from outside Europe, you will send the sample direct to the lab. Click here for more information.


Phlebotomy Services

London

Biolab: You are welcome to use our account for blood draw samples. Please call them to make the appointment. The cost is £35 and will be invoiced and paid to Invivo Clinical.

Independent Nursing Services: Please call them to make the appointment. Payment will be direct with them.

Out of London

Please find a local phlebotomy service or contact your GP. Payment will be direct with the service provider. Please check that they are able to comply with the notes below.

Important Note:

When organising phlebotomy services, please ensure the following:

  • They are able to centrifuge the blood
  • The phlebotomy lab is happy for FedEx to collect the sample directly from them

Please organise blood draw appointments:

  • As early in the day as possible
  • Only on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. To ensure the integrity of sample, it needs to be shipped directly to the lab overnight. The cost of shipping is included in the test kit price.

Steps for Blood Draw:

  • Test kit sent out with attached document. 
  • Client to ring us to advise when blood draw is. We are only able to book a FedEx appointment on the day, or one day before the phlebotomy appointment.
  • If blood draw is booked through Biolab or Independent Nursing Services, we will email the FedEx documentation through to them on the day. If booked with any other phlebotomy service, we will email the FedEx documentation through to the client the day before their appointment for them to print out and take with them on the day.
  • The client attends their blood draw and the phlebotomy lab will process their blood and have it ready for FedEx collection.
  • FedEx ship direct to the laboratory for analysis.

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