Returning your saliva samples to Hormonix
Toggle the instructions below to ensure that your samples are packed correctly and reach us in perfect condition!
1. Getting Ready For Returning Your Samples
Freeze your coolant
Please ensure that the coolant bottle has been stored in the freezer for more than 24 hours and is frozen before use.
Freeze your saliva samples
All your samples collected throughout your collection period should remain in the freezer until immediately before packaging your samples for collection. Please ensure that any last-minute samples that you have collected have been in the freezer for at least 4 hours and are frozen before packing.
Pack your saliva samples
Important! Ensure that your frozen samples are packed inside the freezer storage bag and the absorbent pad is also inside the bag.
Keep the shipping box
Ensure that you have the shipping box with a returns postage label affixed to the side.
Here's a checklist of all the things you should have for returning your samples to Hormonix:
- Your saliva samples!
- Freezer Storage Bag, including absorbent pad inside
- Hormonix Flask
- Coolant bottle
- Shipping box, with returns postage label
If you are missing any materials, please contact your coordinator or the Hormonix Lab Team who will be able to help.
2. Packing Up Your Samples
Place the frozen coolant bottle in the centre of the flask
CAUTION: DO NOT OPEN the coolant bottle
Add the freezer storage bag to the flask
All your samples should be sealed within the freezer storage bag together with the absorbent pad.
Place the freezer storage bag inside the flask around the side of the coolant bottle.
Close the flask
Securely seal the two lids on to the flask
Pack the flask in the shipping box
Place the packed flask inside the shipping box
Seal the shipping box
Unpeel the liner from the adhesive peel strip and seal the shipping box securely