MCI Diagnostic Center
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.
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.
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.
STEP 6: Replace tube cap
Replace tube cap and tighten to securely.
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.