Tickborne Complete + Mycotoxins - Blood Spot

Test Details

Lab Company: Vibrant Wellness
Sample Type: Blood Spot, Urine
Collection Location: At Home

This panel combines Vibrant Wellness' Tickborne Complete and Mycotoxins tests. The Tickborne Complete determines the presence of tick-borne diseases, while the Mycotoxins test determines toxic mold exposure. 

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

Key Details 

  • Fasting is not required.
  • Do not collect your urine sample while menstruating
  • Let the collection card dry for at least 2 hours prior to shipping.
  • Ship samples via FedEx using the provided, prepaid mailer as soon as possible.
  • You must fill out the Testing Release Form and return it with your samples.

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Preparation & Timing

  • If you are currently taking (or have recently taken) any of the following medications, consult your healthcare provider regarding the timing of collection. These medications can cause falsely low or high antibody results.
    • Steroids
    • Immunosuppressive medications
    • Biologic agents
    • Other immunomodulating medications

Preparing for Your Urine Collection

  • Do not collect samples while menstruating. 
  • Fasting is not required. However, fasting for 12 hours may increase the excretion of mycotoxins. 
    • Please consult your healthcare practitioner prior to fasting. 
  • Do not drink more than 8 oz water 1 hour prior to urine collection. 

Preparing for Your Blood Spot Collection 

  • Hydrate prior to your blood spot collection.
  • You will collect 2 blood spot cards. 

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Collection Instructions

Urine Collection

  1. Collect your first morning urine into the provided urine collection cup.
    1. Collect before eating or drinking.
    2. If you must drink something, drink less than 8 oz water. 
  2. Open the specimen tube. 
  3. Use the pipette to transfer the urine from the cup to the specimen tube. 
    1. Fill to the top of the tube label.
  4. Recap the specimen tube by pushing down and twisting slightly.
  5. Discard the remaining urine and the urine collection cup.
  6. Write your name, date of birth, and the date and time of collection on the tube label.
  7. Place the label onto the specimen tube.
  8. Place the specimen tube into the biohazard bag and seal completely.
  9. Please be sure to fill out the Testing Release Form (you can find this paper in the same place as your requisition form). 
    1. The form should look like this: 

Blood Spot Collection

  1. Write your name, date of birth, and the date and time of collection on the collection cards.
  2. Open the alcohol wipe
  3. Wash your hands with warm (not hot) water. 
  4. Dry your hands with a clean towel. 
  5. Rub your hands together and swing your arms to encourage blood flow. 
  6. Choose a finger on your non-dominant hand to poke.
  7. Rub your finger from base to tip. 
  8. In one single swoop, wipe the tip of your finger with the alcohol wipe.
  9. Open the lancet by twisting the small end off.
  10. Turn your palm up and press the lancet into the side of your chosen finger until you hear a click.
  11. Wipe the first drop of blood away with the gauze pad.
  12. Milk your finger from base to tip.
  13. Allow a blood drop to form.
  14. Let the blood drop fall from your finger into the collection circle.
    1. Do NOT touch your finger to the card.
  15. Fill the circle as full as possible.
    1. Do NOT add a second drop of blood to a circle.
  16. Fill in all of the collection card circles.
    1. You will collect blood on 2 COLLECTION CARDS. It is important that you fill all of the collection cards so that your test can be properly analyzed. 
  17. Use a gauze pad to wipe the blood off your finger and apply pressure.
  18. Bandage your finger.
  19. Leave the collection cards open to dry for at least 2 hours in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.
    1. Do NOT add additional blood drops after the spots have dried.
  20. Fold the collection card.
  21. Place the collection cards in the biohazard bag with the humidity indicator and silica gel packs.
  22. Seal the bag tightly.

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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.
    • You must fill out the Testing Release Form (you can find this paper in the same place as your requisition form) and return it with your samples.

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Shipping

  • To prepare your samples for shipping,
    • Ensure the collection card is completely dry.
      • It should have dried for at least 2 hours. 
    • Place the collection card in the biohazard bag with the humidity indicator and silica gel packs.
    • Seal the bag tightly.
    • Place your urine collection tube in the second biohazard bag.
    • Place the completed test requisition form into one of the biohazard bags.
    • Place the biohazard bags into the provided, prepaid bubble mailer.
  • Make a note of the tracking number on the included return label so that you can track your samples back to the lab.
  • Return via FedEx as soon as possible, Monday - Friday only.
    • You can take your samples to the nearest FedEx location. 
    • You can also visit www.fedex.com or call 1-800-463-3339 to schedule a pickup of your samples.
    • Do not place your samples in a FedEx drop box.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 7-14 days after samples are received 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 Vibrant Wellness by calling 1-866-364-0963 or chatting with support