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.
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