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Throat swab instructions

Before you start

Find the throat sample tube and check your DOB is correct and that the sample number is the same as that on your personal health record app.

How to use your throat self-test kit

Step 1

Remove the cap from the sample tube, without spilling the liquid inside.

Step 2

Open the swab by pulling the cap (with the attached swab) off the tube casing. The case can then be thrown away.

Step 3

Swab firmly against the back of your throat several times on both sides.

Step 4

Put the swab into the sample tube and carefully break the shaft at the ‘score mark’, allowing the swab to drop into the tube.

Step 5

Screw the lid back on tightly.

Step 6

Log into your PHR app: you must record each test you are sending back – if you do not do this, your samples WILL NOT be processed.

Step 7

Put all your samples in the clear sample bag and seal tightly by pulling off the foil seal. Place the sample bag back into the box and then into the prepaid envelope.

Getting your results

See test results.

Disposal of waste

Any waste items can be placed into general household waste – do not flush down the toilet.

Contact details

If you have questions about using the kit, please contact us.