Sampling for coronavirus
Last updated: 12 October 2022 at 18:03
Send one swab per patient.
Using the plastic shafted swab:
- Vigorously swab the back of the throat around the tonsillar area
- Then place the same swab up both nostrils
- Place the swab in the transport media
Use a green viral swab if available. If not, use a dry swab and place in a sterile universal pot (i.e. white topped urine or sputum pot).
How to conduct a swab for coronavirus
Samples should be transported via Portering Service and not sent via the pod/chute system.