Instructions for sample collection

  1. Sanitise your hands and put on a pair of gloves.
  2. Remove the swab from the packaging.
  3. Stand in front of the mirror and open your mouth widely.
  4. Wipe the soft tip of the swab across the back of your throat several times, and the side of your throat where your tonsils are.
  5. Try to avoid swabbing your tongue or teeth.
  6. Place the soft tip of the swab inside your nostril.
  7. Wipe the swab gently around the inside of your nostril. No force is needed and you do not need to push the swab far into your nostril
  8. Repeat for the other nostril.
  9. Remove the swab and snap the end, placing the unused end without the cotton tip into the sharps bin.
  10. Place the swab inside the collection tube, cotton tip first into the fluid.
  11. Seal the tube by screwing the cap on tightly.
  12. Place the tube into the rack. Remove your gloves, place them into the bin and sanitise your hands before leaving the booth.