HIV Prophylaxis

HIV/AIDS can be prevented by oral medications. The method of taking it before the potential exposure is called PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), and the method of taking it after is PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis).

Immediate in-hospital prescription is available throughout our open hours.

Those purchasing our PrEPcan contact us 24/7 via LINE with any questions about PrEP

We also offer telemedicine consultations and delivery service of PrEP/PEP.

Dr. Shiojiri’s Availability

Dr. Shiojiri is available for consultations on the following days:

February 24 [Sat.], 25 [Sun.]

March 23 [Sat.], 24 [Sun.]

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Note that the prices indicated in this page are all inclusive of tax.

HIV Prevention Medicine (PrEP)

What is PrEP?

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is the use of an HIV-prevention medication before a potential exposure to HIV such as sexual activities. This approach is now even endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “One can take control of their own protection unlike condoms”. We offer a few kinds of generic PrEP at an affordable price together with follow-up medical check-ups, so please feel free to contact us!

IMMEDIATE in-hospital prescription of PrEP/PEP is available throughout our open hours.

Patients who purchase PrEP at our clinic can contact us 24/7 via LINE with any questions about PrEP interactions with other medications, how to take PrEP, and more. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Recommended for those:

– Engaging in sex without proper protection

– Having anal intercourse

– Having an HIV-positive partner

– Engaging in sexual contact with multiple partners

– Working in the sex industry

Price of PrEP

For those who use it on demand, it is recommended to start with a one-month package (30 tablets) or a three-month package (90 tablets). All the packages include the price of blood tests necessary for the use and continuation of PrEP.

Always ensure that you undergo appropriate tests when starting and/or continuing PrEP. Prescriptions from facilities that do not conduct various tests, or personal imports without testing, carry the significant risk of HIV resistance and worsening of hepatitis B.

1-Month Package of PrEP

Price: 11,000 JPY

Including:

– 1 bottle of PrEP (30 tablets), Descovy or Truvada

– HIV rapid test

– Hepatitis B rapid test

– Syphilis test (results notified via e-mail)

– Renal function test (results notified via e-mail)

3-Month Package of PrEP

Price: 22,000 JPY

Including:

– 3 bottles of PrEP (90 tablets), Descovy or Truvada

– HIV rapid test

– Hepatitis B rapid test

– Syphilis test (results notified via e-mail)

– Renal function test (results notified via e-mail)

6-Month Package of PrEP

Price: 43,000 JPY

Including:

– 6 bottles of PrEP (180 tablets), Descovy or Truvada

– HIV rapid test

– Hepatitis B rapid test

– Syphilis test (results notified via e-mail)

– Renal function test (results notified via e-mail)

– Extra tests to take in 3 months (HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis)

For those who purchase a 6-month package and do not wish to revisit for testing after 3 months, we can provide a self-test kit.

Those who have been tested for HIV and Hepatitis B within a week can be prescribed PrEP at the following prices.

Make sure to bring your test results.

When starting or continuing PrEP, always ensure to undergo appropriate testing. Prescriptions or personal imports without undergoing the necessary tests at facilities can be dangerous, posing a risk of HIV resistance and worsening of Hepatitis B.

Tests conducted outside our clinic are also eligible.

For those using the regular testing 3-package, prescription is possible on the day of testing as it includes HIV and Hepatitis B tests.

PrEP 1 bottle (30 pills)

Price: 8,000 JPY

Only for those who bring their test results for HIV and Hepatitis B conducted within a week

Included:

– 1 bottle of PrEP (30 pills) Descovy or Truvada

– (Optional) Kidney function test (by email): Additional 500 JPY

PrEP 3 bottles (90 pills)

Price: 18,000 JPY

Only for those who bring their test results for HIV and Hepatitis B conducted within a week

Included:

– 3 bottles of PrEP (90 pills) Descovy or Truvada

– (Optional) Kidney function test (by email): Additional 500 JPY

For those who import PrEP on their own, we have a package of routine check-ups.

PrEP routine check-ups

for those importing PrEP on their own

Price: 6,000 JPY

Including:

– HIV rapid test

– Hepatitis B rapid test

– Syphilis test (results notified via e-mail)

PrEP is nothing more than an HIV prevention measure. Since it does not have a preventive effect against STIs other than HIV, it is recommended to take STI tests regularly. Infection with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia makes you more vulnerable to HIV. This is because inflammation of the mucous membranes caused by infection to the urethra, vagina, oral cavity or anus allows HIV to penetrate where the mucosal barrier is weak.

We offer syphilis tests for free and gonorrhea and chlamydia tests at a special price to those purchasing PrEP or PEP for the purpose of comprehensively reducing the risk of HIV infection.

PrEP Limited Option

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia (genitals, throat, anus): 3,000 JPY (>8,000 JPY)

Discharge test (vaginal candida, vaginal trichomonas and bacterial vaginosis): 3,000 JPY (4,500 JPY)

To start PrEP

Japanese guideline requires prior test for HIV, hepatitis B, kidney function and more when starting PrEP medication. (For more information, please see the Reference written in Japanese language.)

In starting PrEP, we perform rapid tests for HIV and hepatitis B, as well as tests for kidney function and quantitative syphilis.

Always ensure that you undergo appropriate tests when starting and/or continuing PrEP. Prescriptions from facilities that do not conduct various tests, or personal imports without testing, carry the significant risk of HIV resistance and worsening of hepatitis B.

Our clinic is the only one in Kansai region recognized by PrEP in Japan, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s AIDS Policy Research Project.

In case of HIV-positive

You cannot use PrEP. After the confirmed diagnosis for HIV, treatment for HIV is necessary.

In case of chronic hepatitis B

PrEP can be used, but the on-demand medication (method of using only right before and after sexual intercourse) is not available. Please consult our doctor for details.

In case of other STIs

PrEP is available while being treated with other STIs. Please ask your doctor for more detail.

It is strongly recommended to go through tests for other STIs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia when starting PrEP and afterwards. We offer the following tests at a special price for those who purchase the PrEP package.

PrEP Limited Option

Gonorrhea / Chlamydia (genitals / throat / anus): 3,000 JPY (8,000 JPY)

Vaginal discharge tests (Candida, Trichomonas, Bacterial vaginosis): 3,000 JPY (4,500 JPY)

Those who take the gonorrhea and/or chlamydia test at our clinic will be able to take a monkeypox test for free.

How to take PrEP

There are 2 ways to take PrEP. If you have sex twice a month or more, we recommend Daily PrEP (taken every day). If you have any questions about how to take it, please consult doctors.

Daily PrEP

This is a method of taking 1 tablet once a day at your own set time regardless of sexual intercourse. This is a proven method with a preventive effect of over 99% as well as the established safety.

On-Demand PrEP

This is a method of taking a medication right before and after sexual intercourse. Take two tablets 2 to 24 hours before sexual intercourse, one tablet 24 hours later and one more tablet 24 hours after that.

If you have sex for several days: Continue taking it every 24 hours and one tablet each for two days from the last day you had sex.

Kinds of PrEP

We adopt Descovy (new medicine) and Truvada (existing medicine) as PrEP.

Major side effects of Descovy

Nausea, diarrhea, etc.

Major side effects of Truvada

Short-term: Nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, rash

Long-term: Kidney disorder, bone salt decrease, etc.

Comparison

We prescribe Descovy (generic medicine) as our standard. The widely used existing medicine Truvada has a risk of renal impairment and osteoporosis if used for a long time. From 2019, when Descovy was approved by the US FDA, there has been a gradual move to switch PrEP from Truvada to Descovy, which has fewer side effects.

Truvada can still be prescribed if you prefer medicine with evidence for on-demand use (method of using PrEP before and after sexual intercourse). Ask our doctors for detailed explanations about side effects and medication itself.

Periodic Tests

In continuing PrEP, it is recommended to take a periodic HIV test approximately once every three months. If you don’t take PrEP correctly and thus get infected with HIV without realizing it and keep taking PrEP afterwards, HIV will become resistant to the PrEP medication, which will be a significant obstacle to treatment.

PrEP is proven to have a preventive effect close to 100%, but infections due to forgetting intake have been reported. If you are worried about forgetting to take PrEP, we recommend Daily PrEP.

To Stop PrEP

If you want to quit PrEP, you need to quit after taking it for at least two days after the last potential exposure to HIV. It is safer to take it for about one or two days longer. Please consult our doctor in advance if you are unsure.

Flow of PrEP Prescription

PrEP prescription will take approximately 30 minutes, from your arrival at our clinic to payment.

Step 1

Visiting us

You can make an appointment via our website or official LINE. If you fill the online questionnaire in advance, you will be able to have a smooth consultation after your visit.

* Walk-ins are also available, but you may need to wait. Please tell the receptionist that you want PrEP.

Step 2

Consultation

During the first visit, you will discuss with a doctor what kind of PrEP scheme is most suitable for you.

Step 3

Examination

You will be taking rapid tests for HIV and hepatitis B, as well as standard tests for syphilis and kidney function (taking approximately 20 minutes).

Those who visit us for the second time or later will be taking tests before the doctor’s examination.

Step 4

Explanation of the results

The doctor will explain the results of the rapid tests. Feel free to ask any questions or discuss any concerns.

Step 5

Prescription of PrEP

You will receive your medication at the reception after payment. Start taking it as instructed.

For ongoing medication for your second time or later, you can continue to be prescribed as long as there are no problems in rapid testing and the doctor’s examination.

Teleprescription of PrEP

We now also offer consultations via phone and delivery for PrEP.

Affiliated clinic in Tokyo

Residents of Hokkaido, Tohoku or Kanto region can have a quicker access to PEP at our affiliated Personal Health Clinic in Tokyo. Visit their website for more details.

Price of PrEP Teleprescription

Cost calculation

[Total Cost] = [Consultation Fee*] +
[Shipping Fee] + [Package Price]

* First visit: 2,500 JPY,
2nd+ visit: 1,000 JPY

Note that PrEP prescription requires doctor’s consulation.

About Shipping Fees

Online PrEP consultation incurs round-trip shipping fees of 1,000 JPY.

* In case of only shipping medication, the fee is 500 JPY for one-way shippment.

1-Month Package of PrEP

Price: 11,000 JPY

Including:

– 1 bottle of PrEP (30 tablets), Descovy or Truvada

– HIV rapid test

– Hepatitis B rapid test

– Syphilis test (results notified via e-mail)

3-Month Package of PrEP

Price: 22,000 JPY

Including:

– 3 bottles of PrEP (90 tablets), Descovy or Truvada

– HIV rapid test

– Hepatitis B rapid test

– Syphilis test (results notified via e-mail)

6-Month Package of PrEP

Price: 43,000 JPY

Including:

– 6 bottles of PrEP (180 tablets), Descovy or Truvada

– HIV rapid test

– Hepatitis B rapid test

– Syphilis test (results notified via e-mail)

– Extra test kit to use 3 months after (HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis)

As part of our efforts to further reduce the risk of HIV infection, we offer free syphilis testing and a discount for gonorrhea and chlamydia testing for those prescribed PrEP/PEP at our clinic.

PrEP Limited Option

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia (genitals, throat, anus): 3,000 JPY (normally 20,000 JPY)

Discharge test (vaginal candida, vaginal trichomonas and bacterial vaginosis): 3,000 JPY (normally 4,500 JPY)

The following services are currently offered exclusively for those using teleprescription of PrEP/PEP: teleprescription of medication for ED, AGA, premature ejaculation, contraception or clinic-exclusive cosmetics.

If the tests result positive, treatment medication can also be prescribed via phone call.

Process of PrEP Teleprescription

Step 1

Make an appointment via LINE

Select “PrEP・PEP 電話診療・配送 [PrEP/PEP Teleprescription]” from the rich menu on the official LINE, and make an appointment.

Step 2

Fill in the consultation form

Please be sure to fill out the questionnaire in advance.

Step 3

Register Credit Card Information

48 hours before your appointment, we will send an e-mail about credit card registration to your registered e-mail address.

Once registered, we will provisionally reserve your credit card limit according to the desired prescription drugs and quantity. Please be assured that payment has not yet made at this time.

A credit card is recommended to use as registering a debit card might temporarily withdraw some amount from your account. Also, depending on your smartphone app, it may show a ‘Payment Completed’ notification, but rest assured that this is only a provisional hold. Our doctor notify you when the payment is made.

Credit Cards
Available

Visa / Mastercard® / American Express®

Step 4

Delivery of PrEP

We will ship your order as soon as possible after the payment is completed.

Step 5

Receive Medication and Test Kits

You will receive the mailed items after the payment is confirmed.

You can designate the address for delivery as you like such as at your home, workplace or a designated post office/Yamato business office.

Step 6

Conduct Tests and Taking Medication

Use test kits as instructed in the manual.

After returning the samples, you can check the results by e-mail in 3 to 5 days after they reach our clinic.

Frequently asked questions about PrEP

What is the difference between generic and brand-name PrEP?

Generic medicines are released after the patent for the brand-name medicine has expired. They contain the same active ingredients, quality, efficacy and safety as the brand-name medicines have. The brand-name PrEP tablets are quite expensive, costing approximately 110,000 JPY for a month. To provide our patients with a more affordable option, we adopt generic PrEP medication.

How can you offer PrEP at a lower price?

We adopt generic medicines and strive to offer medications at an affordable price whenever possible. This is because we have a strong desire to promote the availability of HIV prevention medications in Japan for the purpose of promoting social commitment.

There are 2 kinds of medicine. Which one is better?

Generic medicines of Truvada are common, but recently generic medicines of Descovy are being used more often. Descovy is a newer medicine than Truvada, with fewer known side effects in renal function and bone density. Please consult our doctor for more details.

Which is better, daily or on-demand?

If you have sex twice a month or more, we recommend daily use. Even if you forget to take it by chance, the daily use reduces the risk of HIV more than on-demand PrEP does.

Is a condom necessary even if I take PrEP?

PrEP can only prevent HIV acquisition but not effective for other STIs. Thus, it is still recommended to use condoms during sex and take other measures to prevent STIs even with PrEP.

I forgot to take my medication. What should I do?

Take medication immediately as soon as you realize you’ve forgotten to take it, and resume your medication at the usual time from the following day.

How should I store my medication?

The medicine is in a bottle with a desiccant. Please store the bottle at room temperature. Be careful not to leave it in a cold or warm environment such as in the refrigerator or in a hot car.

HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

PEP, post-exposure prophylaxis, is an emergency prevention medication that can significantly reduce the risk of HIV infection when taken within 72 hours after a potential exposure to HIV.

We offer a package that includes mental care and necessary additional tests according to the situation of exposure risk, until HIV negative status is confirmed, at no extra cost.

PEP Package: 77,000 JPY

All-in-one package includes medicine itself, consultation fee, testing fee, follow-up care, and applicable tax. No Hidden fee.

What is PEP?

PEP, post-exposure prophylaxis, is an immediate preventive measure that involves taking medication within 72 hours after a potential exposure to HIV, such as unprotected sex with someone who is HIV positive or at risk of HIV infection.

Brand-name PEP is extremely expensive, costing around 10,000 yen per tablet. And clinics offering brand-name PEP normally charge around 300,000 yen, including initial consultation and testing fees. We offer generic PEP, which is significantly more affordable, and the package includes rapid blood tests and follow-up care at approximately one-fourth of the price of brand-name PEP.

Recommended for those:

– Engaged in sex without proper protection

– Experienced condom breakage during sex

– Who had sex with multiple partners

– Engaged in sexual contact with an HIV-positive individual

– Sexually assaulted

– Involved in needlestick injury

Contraindicated to those:

– Whose sexual partners have tested negative for HIV

– Already being HIV positive

– Who have tested positive for hepatitis B (as PEP may worsen the condition)

Steps

PEP prescription will take approximately 30 minutes, from your arrival at our clinic to payment.

Step 1

Visit us within 72 hours of the potential exposure

Walk-ins are welcome. Please inform the reception that you are seeking PEP.

Step 2

Consultation

Our doctor will interview you to determine your eligibility for PEP.

Step 3

Examination

Blood tests will be conducted to confirm that you are not already infected with HIV and can safely take anti-HIV medication. It would take approximately 20 minutes.

Step 4

Explanation and Consent

The doctor will explain the use of PEP and request you to sign a consent document.

Step 5

Prescription

You will receive the medication at the reception after payment. Start taking it as instructed.

Step 6

Follow-up

If you are able to visit our clinic one month after starting PEP, we will conduct follow-up tests for HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B free of charge (these tests are included in this package). Even if it is difficult for you to visit our clinic, we strongly recommend undergoing these tests.

Additionally, we also recommend periodic testing for HIV and hepatitis B in 3 months and 6 months (additional fees apply).

It is crucial to start taking PEP within 72 hours to minimize your risk.
We will accommodate you, even outside normal clinic hours. Get in touch now!

Price of PEP All-in-One Package

We prescribe generic PEP, ensuring safety and minimizing patient burden in taking PEP.

Brand-name PEP is extremely expensive, costing around 10,000 yen per tablet. And clinics offering brand-name PEP normally charge around 300,000 yen, including initial consultation and testing fees.

We offer generic PEP, which is significantly more affordable, and the package includes rapid blood tests and follow-up care at approximately one-fourth of the price of brand-name PEP.

PEP Package: 77,000 JPY

We accept payment in cash (Japanese yen), credit cards, and various electronic payment methods such as WeChatPay, AliPay and UnionPay. We do not accept payment through Travel Insurance.

What is included:

– Consultation Fee

– 30 tablets of generic PEP (including 2 extra tablets)

– HIV rapid test

– Hepatitis B rapid test

– Syphilis test (Results notified via e-mail)

– Renal function examination (Results notified via e-mail)

– Follow-up tests after 1 month (HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B)

– Applicable tax

To receive included follow-up tests, you need to visit our clinic. Even if you cannot come to our clinic, we still strongly recommend to undergo these tests at your preferred location.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between PEP and PrEP?

PEP involves taking medication “after” a potential exposure to HIV, while PrEP is taken continuously “before” sexual contact to prevent HIV.

How effective is PEP?

Since the introduction of PEP, there have been no reported cases of HIV transmission in advanced countries among healthcare workers who experienced needle stick injuries (accidental self-injection of a needle contaminated with HIV), which is known to entail a higher risk than sexual contacts. Starting PEP as soon as possible significantly increases the effectiveness of HIV prevention.

I’m unsure whether I should take PEP. Is it necessary?

If you have had a contact or potential exposure to bodily fluids (such as semen, vaginal secretions, blood, etc.) from an HIV-infected individual, it is advisable to consider taking PEP. However, please consult a doctor for a specific assessment.

What is the difference between generic and brand-name PEP?

Generic drugs are released after the patent for the brand-name medication has expired. They contain the same active ingredients, quality, efficacy and safety as the brand-name medication. The brand-name PEP tablets are quite expensive, costing approximately 10,000 yen per tablet. To provide our patients with a more affordable option, we offer generic PEP medication.

How can you offer PEP at a lower price?

We utilize generic drugs to reduce costs and strive to offer medication at an affordable price whenever possible. This is because we have a strong desire to promote the availability of HIV prevention medications in Japan for the purpose of promoting social commitment.

Can I take the prescribed PEP medication abroad?

Please check the laws and regulations of your destination, as the regulations may vary depending on countries and regions.

Do you provide medical consultations over the phone?

For the sake of patient safety and accurate prescription, we do not offer telemedicine consultations for PEP prescriptions. If you would not be able to start PEP within 72 hours after a potential exposure due to our business hours, please contact us through our official LINE account.

May I grind the tablets and take them?

It is not recommended because crushing the tablets may result in a bitter taste, and there is no available data on the absorption when the tablets are crushed.

Is there a specific time to take the medication?

PEP should be started within 72 hours after a potential exposure, and the earlier it is started, the higher the preventive effect. However, there is no specific time of day designated for taking the medication.

Are there any side effects?

Reported side effects include nausea, insomnia, irritability, dizziness, and others. In most cases, these side effects are mild. If you have any concerns, please consult with our doctors.

I missed a dose. What should I do?

If you realize you missed a dose, take one dose as soon as possible. However, if the next regular dose is approaching (typically within 12 hours), skip the missed dose and take one dose at the next regular dosing time. Under no circumstances should you take two doses at once.

Are there any beverages that should be avoided?

There are no specific restrictions. However, it is advised to avoid consuming alcohol before or after taking the medication.

I vomited after taking the pill. What should I do?

If you vomit after taking the medication, do not take another dose. Once you feel better, try to take the medication at the next scheduled dosing time. Drinking plenty of water may help alleviate nausea.

Are there any medications or dietary supplements that should not be taken together?

Please avoid consuming products containing St. John’s Wort, as they may reduce the effectiveness of the medication. Additionally, supplements containing minerals such as aluminum, magnesium, iron or calcium may also diminish the effects of the medication.

I have heared 2 tablets for one dose. Is 1 tablet sufficient?

PEP necessitates the intake of three different components, and depending on the healthcare institution, multiple medications may be prescribed to cover all three. However, the PEP medication provided at our clinic contains all the necessary components in a single tablet.

What are 2 extra tablets for?

The medication we prescribe at our clinic comes in a bottle with 30 tablets, leaving 2 tablets as extras. After completing the 28-day course, please dispose of the remaining tablets. It is acceptable to take the additional 2 tablets over the following 2 days if desired, but there is currently no evidence to suggest that taking a total of 30 tablets enhances the effectiveness.

PEP Teleprescription

Please read the following precautions and familiarize yourself with the testing method through the provided video or text.

Steps

For those who have purchased the PEP Package with delivery service, the medical consultation will proceed as follows:

Step 1

Contact us within 72 hours of exposure

Go to the online system and make an appointment.


Step 2

Fill in the consultation form

Our doctor will assess whether it’s safe for you to take PEP.
If you are unable to fill in the form due to the language barrier, please let us know.


Step 3

Consultation via call

Our doctor will call you at around your appointed time and assess your suitability for PEP during the consultation.

Please note that the timing might slightly shift due to the clinic’s schedule.

Step 4

Payment

We will send you the URL via e-mail from which you can settle the payment online. We accept the following credit card brands.

If it’s difficult for you to pay by credit card, we also accept bank transfers. Please ask the doctor for more details.

Credit Cards
Available

Visa / Mastercard® / American Express®

Step 5

PEP All-in-One Package delivery

After the payment, we’ll dispatch your PEP as soon as possible.

Step 6

Perform the first test

When the package arrives, please perform the test using the first testing kit, following the provided instructions. Take a picture of the results and send it to us via LINE.

The doctor will review the results and decide whether you can start PEP.

If you test positive for HIV or hepatitis B, you won’t be able to take PEP.

Step 7

Start taking PEP and return the first test kit

After the doctor’s approval, start taking PEP. Please use the provided return envelope to send back the first test kit to us.

Step 8

Re-test and return the second test kit after completing PEP

After taking PEP for 28 days, perform the test using the second test kit. Take a picture of the results and send it to us via LINE or e-mail.

Also, please use the provided return envelope to send the second test kit back to us.

Notes

Check the package contents

Your PEP package includes two test kits designed for use before and after your PEP regimen.

If you find any items missing or damaged, please contact us through LINE account below.

How to share test results

As you go through the tests, please take a picture of the results and send it to us via LINE. The doctor will then review your results. Our official LINE account can be added from the button above.

Self-test before starting PEP

You are required to share the results of the rapid test with the kits in the package.

Send the picture of the results via LINE. You may start taking PEP only after the doctor has approved.

Items to be returned

After you share your test result via LINE, put the used test strip and lancet into a Ziplock bag. Then put the Ziplock bag into the provided envelope and send them back to us.

Please follow the same procedure after the second test and return the used materials to us.

Self-Testing Instruction (Video)

Doctor’s approval is critical to start taking PEP judging from the result of your self-test.

* English explanation of each step is in the following section of this page.

Self-Testing Instructions

Please refer to the guide below for how to proceed the test.

Check the contents of the package

Please confirm that two test kits are included in the package, and each kit contains the followings. If anything is missing, please contact us via the official LINE.

Contents of a kit: A buffer solution, three test strips, two lancet (one is for use and the other is a spare), and an alcohol swab.

Disinfect with alcohol swab

Slowly peel off the seal of the test strip.

Disinfect your index finger of the non-dominant hand with an alcohol swab. *You may use any finger.

Open the lancet

You can remove the cover by twisting the lancet.

Press the button to pierce your finger

Apply blood to the stripes

Squeeze your finger to get a small amount of blood, and apply blood three times to the bottom part of the test strip as shown in the pictures below. Apply blood on all the three strips in the same way.

Apply buffer solution

Put two drops of buffer solution on all the three stripes as shown in the picture below and then wait for 15 minutes.

Submission

Please send a picture of the result-side of three strips via LINE. Our doctor will review the results.

*For more details on how to check your results, please refer to the ‘How to Interpret Test Results’ section below.

Returning the Test Kit

After you share your test result via LINE, put the used test strip and lancet into a Ziplock bag. Then put the Ziplock bag into the provided envelope and send them back to us.

The package contains two test sets. Please return one set at the end of each examination.

Please also include any unused puncture devices (one spare in each set).

Reference: How to Interpret Test Results

If no line appears in the circle shown in the left/first pictures below, your result is negative.
If line(s) appears in the circle like in the right/second picture, your result is positive.