How to take your study samples

If you are taking part in the study from home, you will have been sent a swab testing kit with everything you need to take the samples for the study. At eligibility this will be an orange box (some boxes may appear brown) and at week 4 this will be a purple box (some boxes may appear blue). During your consultation the study nurse will have explained what the samples are and why we need to take them, and information on the best way to take these is included within each box. An electronic version of these instructions can also be found here (opens PDF)

To further help with collection we have created an animation, this supports the information leaflet you have received in the sample box.

 

Once you have taken your study samples please pack them back into your orange or purple box, place this in the envelope you received as part of the kit and post using your local postbox.