Are Finger-prick Blood Tests Accurate?
The analysis of finger-prick blood samples (also known as capillary blood testing) is a well-established procedure, used widely in hospitals as a standard practice.
Not all tests are suitable for finger-prick testing at home though. Some require too much blood, with others the sample may not be stable in transit to the laboratory.
As such, every test we sell has been validated by the laboratory to ensure equivalent performance to a full-size venous blood sample. Your home blood test kit will include a specially designed 'mini' sample tube, optimised for low sample volumes, and to make the collection as easy as possible.
Additionally, developments in testing technology mean that multiple tests can often be run from a small sample simultaneously.
All testing activities are performed in UKAS accredited laboratories, with strict compliance requirements to ensure the highest quality testing possible.
Last Updated 18th February 2021
By Dr. Kate Bishop