Swabbing techniques for COVID-19 PCR testing

Proper collection of samples is an essential part of the COVID-19 testing process. This video describes how to swab using three techniques: oropharyngeal (OP), anterior nares (nasal), and nasopharyngeal (NP).

Note: View all of the instructions before you begin collection. Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as described by the CDC. COVID-19 testing is currently available only to clients who have received prior approval.

Information in this post was accurate at the time of its posting. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific understanding, along with guidelines and recommendations, may have changed since the original publication date.