Our swab+drop COVID-19 self-swab kit allows for the self-collection of nasal samples based on easy to follow online instructions.
The swab+drop self-swab kit has an entry on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. We endeavour to work with pathology laboratories to make this product available to Australian patients referred for COVID-19 testing in the coming months.
How it Works
Once issued with a self-swab kit, patients are instructed to collect their own sample following animated step-by-step instructions on a dedicated website. The laboratory will analyse the sample and make the result available to the patient and their healthcare professional in as little as 24 hours.
Why choose swab+drop?
|Suitable for anyone aged 2 years and above.|
|A how-to video and step-by-step ONLINE instructions help patients ensure they are taking their sample correctly.|
|The swab has been especially designed for self-collection. It comes with a child protector for little patients.|
|The swab is a ‘mid turbinate nasal swab’ rather than a traditional nasopharyngeal swab.|
- No close contact with a healthcare professional required. (Reduces the risk of transmission)
- Personal protective equipment is preserved
- Potential to increase the number of people sampled per day