START OF “How to Collect: Urine Sample” VIDEO
A three-dimensional outlined polygonal shape rises onto the screen over a background of shifting green and yellow gradient colors. The shape rotates as it zooms in towards the camera. As its edges expand, they reveal words, which shift as the edges of the shape continue to rotate. The words read: “your health journey begins here.”
Narrator: Congratulations on taking the first steps to uncover deeper insights about your health.
The title of the video appears in text, reading “How to Collect: Urine Sample.”
Narrator: In this video, we’ll show you the simple step-by-step instructions for collecting and returning your urine sample.
As the video continues, text emphasizing the narration appears on the left side of the video, while visuals appear on the right side. The text does not add any information not present in the narration. Unless otherwise noted, all shots in this video are top-down in an infinite white space with hands using the test kit objects required to complete the test. The first visual on the right side of the frame is a shot of hands setting down a tablet. Words on the tablet’s screen read “Activation Complete” as it displays a completed activation screen on thorne.com.
Narrator: Before starting, it’s important you activate your test kit at thorne.com/activate. You can find the 6-digit activation code on the back of your plastic test box.
The shot transitions to a urine collection test kit box. A woman’s hands come onto the screen and flip the box over, and then point towards the activation code.
Narrator: Once you’ve activated your test, you’ll want to read the instructional booklet completely before starting to ensure correct timing and for tips on collecting an optimal sample.
The woman’s hands flip through a booklet outlining instructions for completing the urine collection test.
Narrator: Remember you’ll be collecting your four urine samples throughout one day.
A hand holds up four urine collection cards, fanned out so all of them are easy to see.
Narrator: After reading the instructional booklet, it’s time to begin the collection process. Here are the items included with your kit: a Plastic Box, a Return Envelope, a Return Label, a Biohazard Bag, and Four Urine Collection Cards.
After a shot showing a collection card leaning up against a glass of fake urine, each item is emphasized in a solo shot of the hands placing it down in sync with the narration.
Narrator: And note that you might also want to have a clean cup handy.
The woman sets down a small glass.
Narrator: Before beginning your first collection, wash your hands with soap and water and dry them with a clean towel.
After washing, the hands pick up a towel and dry off.
Narrator: The first step will be to remove a urine collection card from biohazard bag. Then write your write your name, the date, and time of collection on card.
After sliding just one of the four collection cards out of the bag, the woman writes on the collection card, filling out the requested information.
Narrator: Being careful not to touch the filter paper, open the cover on the card and fold it back, away from the filter paper.
The hands carefully fold the collection card open.
Narrator: Collect urine in a clean cup, and saturate the filter paper by dipping it into the cup to top black line – the one nearest to biohazard symbol.
In a straight-on close up shot, the woman slowly dips the collection card into the cup of fake urine. The card sinks deeper into the cup until the top marker line reaches the surface of the liquid.
Narrator: You can also urinate directly onto filter paper if you prefer. Just follow the same steps to saturate to the black line.
A finger points at another card, indicating the line that needs to be saturated.
Narrator: The next step is to let the collection card dry. We suggest hanging or taping the card in a secure place – like a towel rack. Be careful not to let anything come in contact with the saturated section of the filter paper to ensure an accurate analysis of your sample.
The woman hangs first one, and then two wet collection cards on a towel rack, carefully spacing them so the wet sections don’t touch anything.
Narrator: Once the card is dry, fold it closed. Store the collection card in a safe, dry place and repeat the process for the other samples. Do not return the cards to the biohazard bag until you have collected all 4 samples.
The woman folds the card and places it next to the bag of other cards. Rapidly the other cards vanish from the bag, and appear folded up beneath the first card, indicating that they too have been completed.
Narrator: Once you have all of your urine samples collected, and they all are completely dry, you can return them to the biohazard bag. You should return all of the samples to the bag within 24 hours of collecting.
The woman holds all four completed cards out like a fan, then pushes them together and places them in the collection bag.
Narrator: When you’re ready to return the samples, place the biohazard bag into the plastic box. Seal the box and place it in the provided return envelope. Apply the return label, and drop the envelope in your mailbox, or take it to a USPS drop box or post office. Shipping is pre-paid, so your sample should be on its way to the lab as soon as it is picked up.
The woman follows the directions for packing up and mailing off the test kit. Once the envelope is assembled, and the label is applied, she carries the package away to deliver it. After that, words on the screen emphasizing the final lines of narration are shown, then cuts to an animation of the Thorne logo on black.
Narrator: That’s all there is to it! Now you are just days away from starting your new health discoveries.
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