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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) by Real-Time PCR
Step 1. Aseptically remove the sterile swab from package, without touching the swab head.
Step 2. Tilt the patient's head slightly upwards. insert the brush end downwards into the nostril all the way to the guard. Be sure to direct the swab down towards the throat and not up towards the forehead. rotate the swab 360'.
Step 3. Aseptically remove cap from vial.
Step 4. Break swab at molded break point and insert into transport medium. Step 5. To prevent leakage, be sure the swab fits intro the vial prior to capping. Tightly cap the vial and label with a patient's name and date of birth.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Stability: Room Temperature: 5 days
NOTE: * This test is approved for all states. *
MDL (Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories)