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COVID-19 self-collect swab

A COVID-19 self-collect swab has been made available for patients. 
This collection method has been validated by Melbourne Pathology and testing is performed at our laboratory.

Click here for self-collect COVID instructions

Animated 'how-to' instructional video

As an additional resource, this ‘how-to’ video has been created to complement the above instructions, and to further assist patients in completing a self-collection.

The video demonstrates the procedure in a step-by-step format, including:

  • Appropriate preparation
  • Throat and nasal swab collection
  • Packaging the completed swab
  • Returning the sample for testing

View step-by-step swab collection instructions