MCI Diagnostic Center

COVID-19

COLLECTION PROCESS

The COVID-19 Test is now available and provided by MCI Diagnostic Center. We have a team of experts and personnel to support and provide specimen collection on-site. Please review our steps and videos below to see the process.

STEP 1: Open the swab container

Open the swab container and remove the sterile swab from the package.

Be careful to not touch the tip to any surface or laying it down.

COVID-19 Testing Detailed Instructions. Tilt head back and insert swab directly in nostril. NOT upward or horizontally.

STEP 2: Tilt head back slightly

Tilt head back slightly to straighten nasal passage. Gently

STEP 3: Insert Swab

Gently insert swab into one nostril along the septum floor of the nose straight back, NOT upward or horizontally. Insert into nasopharynx until resistance is met.

COVID-19 Testing Detailed Instructions. Rotate Swab 5 times and hold in nostril 5 to 10 seconds

STEP 4: Rotate the swab

Rotate the swab up to 5 times and hold in place for 5-10 seconds to collect samples.

STEP 5: Insert swab into tube

Place the swab into the tube and break the handle at breaking point.

COVID-19 Testing Detailed Instructions. Seal Cap and Write your First and Last Name and Date of Birth on sample.

STEP 6: Replace tube cap

Replace tube cap and tighten to securely.

COVID-19 Testing Detailed Instructions. Seal Cap and Write your First and Last Name and Date of Birth on sample.

STEP 7: Label sample and biohazard bag

Write your first & last name and date of birth on the tube. Place the specimen into the provide biohazard bag.