Collection should be done Monday-Friday only. Ship within 12-24 hours of collection.
To being; wash your hands and make sure you are testing in a clean space.
Open specimen tube and place cap face up on clan surface. Avoid spilling and touching the inside of the tube or cap to avoid contamination
Quick tip: If you are testing alone, you may use a short, empty cup to rest your open test vial in while you self swab.
Open the swab pack leaving the swab end covered in the packaging until you are ready to swab. Do not touch the swab soft tip.
Insert the swab into your nose approximately 3/4 inch. You will feel the resistance of your nose narrowing.
In a circular motion, swab the inside of your first nostril for a minimum of 5 to 10 circles.
Repeat the process int he other nostril using the same swab.
Place the swab in the specimen tube and snap off the end of the swab at the break line. Place the cap on the tube, and screw cap tightly.
Ensure that the specimen tube is properly labeled. (Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth, Date of Collection)
Place the specimen tube containing the swab in the biohazard bag provided and seal the bag.
Place the sealed bag into the provided box.
Place the box inside the provided UPS Laboratory Pak mailing bag.
Ensure return label is on the UPS bag and schedule a pick up, drop off at UPS or a UPS drop box.
Best option is to drop off at the nearest UPS Store or UPS Drop Box before their pick-up cut off time for that day.
Do not ship on a Saturday or Sunday.
Once you are confirmed, make sure to have your package ready for pickup.
The test taker must be 18+.
Due to state restrictions, tests not permitted for use in NJ, NY, RI.
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We bring pathology services to 16 healthcare facilities in central Illinois and eastern Iowa.
We provide results and vital information to physicians in diagnosing illness.