myLab Box At-Home Testing Kit – What’s Inside It?

September 25, 2018

Many of our readers expressed interest in myLab Box, so in order to provide you with all the information you may need about the company’s STD testing process, we took a peek inside its 5-panel at-home std test called Safe Box. The panel screens for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV 1 and 2, and trichomoniasis, covering 71% of all sexually transmitted infections occurring in the United States.

MyLab Box At Home Testing Kit box

You can order the Safe Box in two versions, one for men and the other for women. The testing kit for men collects urine and blood samples whereas the kit for women collects a urine sample and a vaginal swab. Apart from the items necessary to collect the relevant samples, the two kits are pretty similar. For both versions, the sample collection should not take more than 5 minutes.

MyLAB Box male and female safe boxes

myLAB Box male and female Safe Box

Packaging

The test kits arrived at the address we specified during the ordering process in a plain cardboard box. The packaging did not contain any information about the contents of the box, so no one knew what we ordered, including the delivery service.

MyLab Box Male Testing Kit

As we already mentioned, this kit was designed to collect urine and blood samples. Every kit contains the following items: 

myLab Box male kit

myLAB Box male Safe Box contents

 

  • 1 x urine collection cup – Used to collect the first morning stream of urine; 
  • 1 x disposable pipette – Used to transfer urine from the collection cup to the transport tube; 
  • 1 x urine sample transport tube – Used to transport the urine sample to the lab; 
  • 2 x blood lancets – Used to draw blood from your fingertip; 
  • 1 x Five Spot Blood Card – Used to transport your blood sample to the lab; 
  • 2 x sterile gauze pad; 
  • 2 x alcohol prep pad; 
  • 2 x band-aid; 
  • 2 x STD collection kit instructions; 
  • 1 x STD collection kit registration slip; 
  • 1 x biohazard bag – Used to store the blood card; 
  • 1 x biohazard bag with an absorbent pad – Used to store the urine sample; 
  • 1 x lab requisition form.

MyLab Box Female Testing Kit

The female version of myLab Box’s Safe Box testing kit is designed to collect a vaginal swab and a blood sample. It contains the following items: 

myLAB Box female Safe Box contents

myLAB Box female Safe Box contents

  • 1 vaginal swab – Used to collect the sample; 
  • 1 x vaginal swab transportation tube – Used to store and transport the vaginal swab; 
  • 2 x blood lancets – Used to draw blood from your fingertip; 
  • 1 x Five Spot Blood Card – Used to transport your blood sample to the lab; 
  • 2 x sterile gauze pad; 
  • 2 x alcohol prep pad; 
  • 2 x band-aid; 
  • 2 x STD collection kit instructions; 
  • 1 x STD collection kit registration slip; 
  • 1 x biohazard bag – Used to store the blood card; 
  • 1 x biohazard bag with an absorbent pad – Used to store the urine sample; 
  • 1 x lab requisition form.

 

myLAB Box five spot blood test

myLAB Box five spot blood test

 

Additional Notes

When doing an at-home STD test, it is of paramount importance that you follow all the provided instructions to the letter. If you do not follow the guidelines, your sample may end up contaminated, providing inaccurate results or resulting in test failure.

myLAB Box female test kit instructions

About The Company

MyLab Box is a well-known at-home STD testing provider founded back in 2013 in Los Angeles, California. It is the first (and only) nationwide service of its kind, currently available in all 50 states. Its FDA-approved screening panels provide users with simple, affordable, and convenient STD testing options and allow them to check their sexual health from the privacy of their own homes.  

MyLAB Box Safe Box

Apart from lab-certified test results, the company also provides free physician consultations. You can learn more about its service and goals in our dedicated myLab Box review. 

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