Home testing instructions
Thank you for agreeing to take part in the ELSA Study!
Now it’s time to see if you might get type 1 diabetes in the future.
The test is quick and easy and you will feel it only for a few seconds.
Make sure your hands are clean, dry and warm.
The grown-up doing the test with you will press the pricker on the side of your middle finger to get a few drops of blood.
On the card there are 5 circles.
We need a small drop of blood in each circle. Fill up each one as much as you can!
The grown-up will help you with this.
That’s it all done!
Now you need to press the cotton wool against your finger. Hold it there for a minute.
Then you can put a plaster on.
The grown-up will leave the card to dry…and then post it to us for testing.
We will let you and your family know the results in the next few weeks.
If you have any questions, the ELSA Study team would be happy to help.