Zonulin - Blood Spot

Test Details

Lab Company: KBMO Diagnostics
Sample Type: Blood Spot
Collection Location: At Home

The Zonulin test measures zonulin levels to help diagnose intestinal permeability/leaky gut syndrome.    

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • Hydrate for a few hours prior to sample collection. 
  • No special diet, preparation, or timing is needed.
  • Return using UPS or USPS (the envelope in your test kit will tell you the designated carrier). 

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Preparation & Timing

  • Hydrate for a few hours prior to sample collection. 
  • No special diet, preparation, or timing is needed.

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Collection Instructions

  1. Write the following information on the blood spot card.
    1. Patient's first and last name
    2. Date of collection
  2. Complete the test requisition form.
  3. Wash your hands with soap and warm water.
  4. Dry your hands with a clean towel.
  5. Rub your hands together for 10-15 seconds to increase blood flow. 
    1. You can also swing your arms around to increase blood flow.
  6. Place the blood spot card face up in front of you.
  7. Open gauze and set aside.
  8. Wipe the tip of your finger with the alcohol prep pad.
    1. It is recommended you use your index or middle finger on your non-dominant hand. 
  9. Let your finger air dry.
  10. Remove the cap from the lancet.
  11. Place your hand palm up on a hard surface.
  12. Place the tip of the lancet against the side of the sterilized fingertip.
  13. Press the lancet firmly until you hear a click.
  14. Wipe away the first drop of blood with the gauze.
  15. Gently massage the finger to produce a large droplet of blood.
  16. Touch the droplet to one circle of the collection card.
    1. DO NOT touch the card with your finger.
  17. Fill all 5 circles completely. 
  18. Apply pressure to the puncture site with the gauze.
  19. Bandage the finger.
  20. Allow the card to air dry for at least 20 minutes.
  21. Place the blood spot card into the biohazard bag.
  22. Place the completed test requisition form in the outside pouch of the biohazard bag.
  23. Place the biohazard bag back in the test kit box.

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found HERE.
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.

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Shipping

  • To prepare your sample for shipping,    
    • Allow the card to air dry for at least 20 minutes.
    • Place the blood spot card into the biohazard bag.
    • Place the completed test requisition form into the outside pouch of the biohazard bag.
    • Place the biohazard bag into the test kit box.
    • Place the test kit box into the return mailer.  
  • Make a note of the tracking number so that you can track your sample back to the lab.
  • Return using the appropriate carrier (the return mailer will indicate the carrier). 

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider after samples are received and processed at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact KBMO Diagnostics by calling 617-933-8130 or chatting with support