It is important to carefully follow the instructions for use to perform the test properly
When blood flow is optimal, it is much easier to get the free-flowing drop of blood required to drop into Bottle 1
The lancet is not painful, it is just mild finger prick. A helpful tip is to firmly press the lancet on the middle or ring finger, away from the fingernail or finger pad.
Dropping the blood directly into Bottle 1 is an important step that you should not miss. The blood should drop from your finger into the bottle—do not scrape it on the rim of the bottle.
If the drop is not falling, then just wait and be patient. Once enough blood has gathered it will eventually form a droplet. You may need to massage the finger to promote blood drop formation.