Follow these instructions if your ZOE kit contains more than 1 blood test. If your kit contains 1 blood test, follow these instructions instead.

Please note:

The order and timing of your tasks today is very important. You'll need to do each task at the designated times, otherwise we might not be able to give you accurate results. Don’t worry, the ZOE app will give you helpful reminders to keep you on track.

Here’s what you need to do today...

1. Wake up and remain fasted; do not exercise

Remain fasted (only plain still water) until you eat your breakfast muffins. Do not exercise this day until after your final blood test (2 hours after lunch).

2. Do your first finger prick blood test

Do this before your breakfast muffins while you’re still in a fasted state. We know, it's not the best way to start the day. But there are some tasty muffins to look forward to as a reward for doing it. Follow the step-by-step instructions and see some helpful tips in the app first and then the printed blood test booklet. Make sure to wash your hands with hot water and soap before you start; do not use hand sanitizer as this will affect your results.

3. Eat your breakfast muffins

Blood test done? Great. Now you can enjoy your muffins. You can have plain still water, plain black coffee or tea with them if you want but nothing else. Follow the instructions on the muffin packaging and log them with the app.

Please note:
You have to eat the whole muffins. Otherwise we might not be able to give you accurate results

4. Don’t eat, drink or exercise for 4 hours after your breakfast muffins

Besides plain still water, plain black coffee or plain tea. This will help us properly measure how your body responds to the muffins.

5. Eat your lunch muffins exactly 4 hours after breakfast

The fast is over. Treat yourself with another batch of muffins. Again, you can have plain still water, plain black coffee or tea with them. Follow instructions in the muffin packaging and log them with the app.

Please note:
You have to eat the whole muffins. Otherwise we might not be able to give you accurate results

6. Don’t eat, drink or exercise for 2 more hours

Besides plain still water, plain black coffee or tea.

7. Do your second blood test exactly 2 hours after your lunch muffins

You know the drill by now. Just a few more drops of blood.

8. You can eat anything you want after your final blood test

9. Mail your blood samples to the lab

Just pop each sample in its own prepaid envelope. Make sure each blood test card goes in its own blood sample return bag. Please try to mail your samples the same day you have completed them.

10. Take Day 4 muffins out of the freezer this evening

So they're ready for you tomorrow. Just leave them in the refrigerator overnight to defrost.

11. No eating and drinking overnight

For at least eight hours before you eat your muffins tomorrow morning, you shouldn’t eat or drink anything other than plain still water. So if you plan to have your muffins at 8am for example, you should finish eating/drinking no later than midnight.

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