covid 19 at home nasal swab

Step 1:

Remove the test cassette and place it on a flat, clean surface.

Step 2:

Locate the extraction vial and gently peel off the aluminum foil seal, being sure to keep the vial upright and place it in the packaging tray.

Step 3:

Locate a nasal swab and remove from the pouch. Be careful not to touch the swab tip.

Step 4:

Gently insert the swab no more than 3/4 inch into the LEFT nostril. Then, slowly rotate the swab at least 5 times in a circular path for a total of 15 seconds. If you have questions, see the CDC Guidelines

Step 5:

Gently remove the swab from the LEFT nostril and place directly into the RIGHT nostril, repeating the process of rotation at least 5 times in a circular path for a total of 15 seconds. Remove the swab from the Right nostril.

Step 6:

Place the swab into the extraction vial. Rotate the swab vigorously at least 5 times.

Step 7:

Remove the swab by rotating against the extraction vial while squeezing the sides of the vial to release the liquid from the swab. Discard the swab in trash.

Step 8:

Close the vial by pushing the cap firmly onto the vial.

Step 9:

With your finger, mix thoroughly by flicking the bottom of the vial.

Step 10:

Invert the extraction vial and hold the sample vertically above the sample well. Squeeze the vial gently. Allow THREE (3) drops of sample to fall into the sample well.

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