Leaky Gut Panel - Blood Spot

Test Details

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

The Leaky Gut Panel, part of Vibrant Wellness' Wheat Zoomer, measures various antibodies to check for intestinal permeability.

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

Key Details 

  • If you are currently taking (or have recently taken) steroids, immunosuppressive medications, biologic agents, or other immunomodulating medications, consult your healthcare provider regarding the timing of collection.
  • Let the collection card dry for at least 2 hours prior to shipping.
  • Ship samples via FedEx using the provided, prepaid mailer.

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Preparation & Timing

  • Hydrate the day prior to your test.
  • Collect your sample when you will have at least 15 minutes of uninterrupted time. 
  • If you are currently taking (or have recently taken) any of the following medications, consult your healthcare provider regarding the timing of collection.
    • Steroids
    • Immunosuppressive medications
    • Biologic agents
    • Other immunomodulating medications

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Collection Instructions

  1. Write your name, date of birth, and the date and time of collection on the collection card.
  2. Wash your hands with warm (not hot) water and dry with a clean towel.
  3. Choose a finger on your non-dominant hand to poke.
  4. Rub your finger from base to tip. 
  5. In one single swoop, wipe the tip of your finger with the alcohol wipe.
  6. Open the lancet by twisting the cap off.
  7. Turn your palm up and press the lancet into the side of your chosen finger until you hear a click.
  8. Wipe the first drop of blood away with the gauze pad.
  9. Milk your finger from base to tip.
  10. Allow a blood drop to form.
  11. Let the blood drop fall from your finger into the collection circle.
    1. Do NOT touch your finger to the card.
  12. Fill the circle as full as possible.
    1. Do NOT add a second drop of blood to a circle.
  13. Fill in all of the collection card circles.
  14. Use a gauze pad to wipe the blood off your finger and apply pressure.
  15. Bandage your finger.
  16. Leave the collection card 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.
  17. Fold the collection card.
  18. Place the collection card in the biohazard bag with the humidity indicator and silica gel packs.
  19. Seal the bag tightly.

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You do NOT need to pay anything
  • 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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  • Ship your sample using the provided packing materials.
    • Ensure the collection card has dried for at least 2 hours and is completely dry.
    • Place the collection card in the biohazard bag with the humidity indicator and silica gel packs.
    • Seal the bag tightly.
    • Place the biohazard bag 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.
  • Ship your sample via FedEx.

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  • 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. 

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More Resources

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For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact Vibrant America by calling 1-866-364-0963 or chatting with support