What's a venous draw?
A venous draw is when a health professional takes a blood sample from a vein in your arm using a clinical needle.
This is the method your GP or a health professional at a hospital/clinic would use.
We now offer venous draws via Superdrug nurses. Find out about how to book one in your local Superdrug here.
Do I choose a venous kit or a finger-prick kit?
Hint: it's really up to you.
Some people prefer having someone else to take their blood sample via venous draw. Others prefer to do it themselves at home with a finger-prick test. So you can decide which method you’d prefer.
Some conditions, like arthritis, can make it trickier to collect a finger-prick blood sample. So a venous test will be a better option in this case.
A venous kit can only be used by health professionals in a clinical setting. It contains everything you need for a trained professional to take your blood:
Finger-prick kits can’t be used by a health professional to take your sample in a clinical setting.
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