The test measures the ribonucleic acid (RNA) of the Covid-19 virus. The test amplifies a sample of the Covid-19 virus and this helps to detect even the small traces of the virus.


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, or cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. Anyone can get sick with COVID-19 and become seriously ill or die at any age.

This test is a qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal swab, nasopharyngeal aspirate, and bronchoalveolarlavage (BAL) specimens from individuals suspected of COVID-19 using real-time transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)

Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you believe you are experiencing severe, unusual, or worsening symptoms, please contact your health care provider immediately.

Collection Information

Whats Included
  • 1 Sterile mini-flock swab
  • 1 Universal/viral transport media
  • 1 Biohazard zip-locked bag with absorbent pad
  • 1 Instructions pamphlet
  • Return envelope
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Nasal Swab Collection