Covid Clinic’s nasal swab tests are used to detect the presence of COVID-19. The tip of a cotton swab is inserted into one nostril. The swab is rotated in a circle around the entire inside edge of the nostril at least three times.
Potential risks include:
- (i) possible discomfort or other complications that can happen during sample collection; and
- (ii) possible incorrect test result.
Potential benefits include:
- (i) the results, along with other information can help your healthcare provider make informed recommendations about your care; and
- (ii) the results of this test may help limit the spread of COVID-19 to your family and others in your community.
Upon obtaining the sample, it will be processed on site and the results will be provided to you, usually within an hour.