Collecting your sample

Just follow the simple instructions below, or the leaflet included in your kit. You can also follow along with our step-by-step instructional video.

Step-by-step instructions

  • Wash your hands

    Hands being washed

    Wash your hands in warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly.

  • Remove tube from kit

    Collection tube and packaging

    Remove the sample transport tube from the kit. Remove the lid and place the tube on a flat surface.

    Do not spill the contents of the tube. If the contents of the tube are spilled, it cannot be used.

  • Remove nasal swab from packaging

    Nasal swab

    Partially peel open the nasal swab package. Remove the swab from the packet.

    Do not touch the soft tip or lay the swab down on any surface.

  • Insert swab into nostril

    Nasal swab being inserted

    Gently insert the swab in the vertical position into one nostril until there is gentle resistance.

  • Collect nasal sample

    Nasal swab being removed

    Keep the swab in place and rotate it for 10 seconds, then gently remove from the nose.

    Do not force the swab any further up and into your nose at any point.

    Repeat this procedure using the same swab in your other nostril.

  • Repeat in the other nostril

    Other nostril

    Gently insert the swab in the vertical position into the other ostril until there is gentle resistance.

    Keep the swab in place and rotate it for 10 seconds, then gently remove from the nose.

    Do not force the swab any further up and into your nose at any point.

  • Place the swab into the sample transport tube

    Nasal swab in transport tube

    Place the swab into the sample transport tube immediately. Make sure the swab tip is covered by the liquid in the sample transport tube.

    Carefully break the swab at the marked/scored line against the side of the tube, or use scissors if necessary. Discard the top portion of the swab.

  • Seal tube

    Sealed transport tube

    Screw the cap tightly onto the sample transport tube.

  • Seal the sample in the biohazard bag

    Biohazard sticker being removed from bag

    Place the sample tube in the biohazard bag and seal the bag.

    To seal the biohazard bag, remove the yellow strip of plastic and fold down the flap.

  • Place biohazard bag in test box

    Biohazard bag and box

    Place the biohazard bag back into the LetsGetChecked test box. Ensure you have filled in the lab label (located on the inner lid of the test box).

  • Wash your hands

    Hands being washed again

    Wash your hands in warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly.

  • Return the sample

    Return package

    Place the test box in the return envelope provided. Send the test back immediately (check the return label for your delivery method).

Any questions? Call our Support Team on +353 1 513 6654