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The Lifebrain project

The Lifebrain project aims to identify determinants of brain, cognitive and mental health at different stages of life ane establish a solid foundation of knowledge for understanding how brain, cognitive and mental health can be optimized through the lifespan. More information about the project can be found at www.lifebrain.uio.no. You can also follow recent developments in the project by following facebook.

Instruction Manual

Instruction manual
Download instruction manual here. 



Watch video instructions by clicking on the video above. 

FAQ

 

Q: Can I place more than one drop in each circle?
A: No, for correct and optimized results, there should be only one large blood drop per circle.

Q How do I use the lancet?
A. Twist off the green smaller end. Place the smaller end at the side tip of middle finger and press firmly while pressing the red button until you hear a click.

Q: Can the lancet be used more than once?
A: No, the lancet can only be used once. 


Q: Do the circles have to be completely filled?
A: No, down to 80% of the marked circle is acceptable. Se example below:
CorrectDBSCircles

Q: What is a large blood drop?
A: A large drop is when the drop falls from the finger without force.

Q: What if I do not bleed enough?
A: Wash your hands in warm water and rub them vigorously together to increase blood circulation. Use the extra lancet to prick your finger again.

Q: What if there is too much blood on the card(s)?
A: Please contact your local Lifebrain center.

Q: What if there is too little blood on the card(s)?
A: Please contact your local Lifebrain center.

Q: Does it hurt?
A: It is not painful, it is like small prick with a needle. 

Q:Are there any risks involved?
A: No. 

Q: Can I throw the lancet in the trash at home?
A: Yes.

Q:How fast do I need to send the sample by mail?
A: The day after sampling at the latest.

Q:How should I store the sample after drying and until posting?
A: Keep samples stored in the refrigerator.