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5. Swab a Nostril

  • Insert the entire soft tip of the swab into a nostril (usually 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch). You do not need to go deeper.
  • Using medium pressure, rub the swab against all of the inside walls of your nostril.
  • Make at least 5 BIG CIRCLES. DO NOT just spin the swab.
  • Each nostril must be swabbed for about 15 seconds.​
    Note: False negative result may occur if the nasal swab is not properly collected.