Alletess Blood Spot Tests

Test Details

Lab Company: Alletess Medical Laboratory
Sample Type: Blood Spot
Collection Location:  At Home

Alletess Medical Labs' tests measure antibodies to various foods, molds, fungi, and inhalant allergens to determine sensitivities and allergies.       

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

Key Details 

  • Collection can be done at any time. 
  • Ship the test back as soon as possible. 

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Preparation & Timing

  • Collection can be done at any time. 

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Collection Instructions

  1. Write your name and the date of collection on the blood spot card.
  2. Determine which finger you will stick. 
  3. Clean the finger with the alcohol prep pad. 
  4. Open the lancet by twisting off the tab.
  5. Hold the lancet firmly against the puncture site.
  6. Press the lancet firmly into the finger until you hear a click. 
  7. Position a blood drop above one of the circular pads on the card. 
  8. Allow the blood to drip onto and absorb into the card.
    1. Do NOT touch the card with your finger. 
    2. Circles should be filled completely (see example here).
    3. Blood should be soaked through to the other side of the card. 
  9. How many circles you will fill depends on your test. See the chart below. 
    Panel Number of Circles
    96 Food Panel 3
    184 Food Panel 4
    184 Food with Candida 2
    Candida IgG/IgA/IgM 5
  10. When you have filled the required number of circles, apply the bandage to the puncture site.
  11. Bend the blood spot card away from its cover. 
  12. Allow the card to air dry completely. 
    1. Do NOT use heat to dry the card. 
  13. Once the blood spot card is completely dry, place the card into the biohazard bag and seal it. 
  14. Place the biohazard bag into the return envelope. 
  15. Place the completed test requisition form into the return envelope. 

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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

  • Ship samples back to the lab as soon as possible.
  • Ship using the provided materials.
    • Once the blood spot card is completely dry, place the card into the biohazard bag and seal it. 
    • Place the biohazard bag into the return envelope. 
    • Place the completed test requisition form into the return envelope. 
    • Seal the return envelope and ship using the indicated carrier. 

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 5-7 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 Alletess by calling 800-225-5404 or emailing support at alletess@foodallergy.com.