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 and rotated.

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 may be processed by Covid Clinic or sent to an independent laboratory for processing.  Test results will usually be available the same day or next day depending upon the type of processing you selected.

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