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6. Swab the Other Nostril

  • Insert the entire soft tip of the SAME swab into the other 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.