At the moment, the way laboratory medicine is organized means that patients have to go to a phlebotomy unit to have a blood sample taken or to hand in a urine or stool sample. Only highly-trained healthcare professionals are allowed to collect blood by venipuncture. Blood collected by venipuncture needs to be prepared for analysis or storage within a few hours of collection. Consequently, the current blood sampling process is a logistic challenge, with little regard for the wellbeing of patients. We want healthcare professionals and patients to become more equal partners in diagnostics and treatment. With the Labonovum products, patients can take samples of body fluids themselves.