How to take a hair sample
- We need a minimum of a ½ teaspoon of hair to obtain accurate results.
- Please take your hair sample from the back of your head.
- Cut your hair as close to the scalp as possible and supply us with the sample that is closest to your scalp.
- Place the sample in a small paper envelope. DO NOT WRAP IN PLASTIC OR THE SAMPLE WILL BE INVALID.
- Place your full name, customer number and phone number on the OUTSIDE of the envelope for easy identification.
- If you have dyed hair and are doing an Optimum Nutrition test you will need to supply us with a sample from other parts of your body (please see FAQ for more information).
- If you have dyed hair and you are doing 2 or more tests including an Optimum Nutrition Test you will need to supply us with 2 samples (one head hair and one from another part of the body) clearly labeled.
- If you do not dye your hair we only need one sample of head hair for your tests.
- If you do not have head hair please provide hair from another part of the body.
- If you are unable to provide a hair sample we can also use a set of unpolished nail clippings. Alternatively, you can provide a buccal swab.
How to take a buccal swab
Simply take a cotton bud and wipe it around the inside of both cheeks, wrap the used ends in some paper or paper towel and then place that in an envelope.
Please make sure your sample is clearly labeled on the outside of the envelope as per the example below:
021 234 567
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