Perform the Test
Take the pre-filled buffer tube out of the pouch. Gently tap the tube on a flat surface. (To ensure that the extraction buffer settles at the bottom of the tube.)
Remove the foil from the top of the extraction buffer tube. Place the buffer tube vertically on the working table/bench. Do not spill the contents of the tube.
Open the swab packaging from the stick end.
Caution: Do not touch the absorbent tip of the swab with your hands and ensure it does not come in contact with any other surface.
Insert the entire absorbent tip of the swab into one nostril. Using gentle rotation, push the swab less than 2.5 cm from the edge of the nostril.
Rotate the swab 5 times brushing against the inside of the nostril.
Remove the swab and insert it into the other nostril.
Repeat step 4.
Remove the swab from the nostril.
Insert the swab into the tube and swirl for 30 seconds.
Rotate the swab 5 times while squeezing the side of the tube.
Remove the swab while squeezing the tube.
Attach the dropper tip firmly onto the extraction buffer tube. Mix thoroughly by swirling or flicking the bottom of the tube.
Gently squeeze the tube and dispense 4 drops of solution into the specimen well.
Read the result when the timer reaches 15 minutes. Do not read the results after 30 minutes.
Capture a photo of the cassette through the mobile application to interpret the result.