COVID-19 Assay

Molecular Diagnostic process consists of three main steps.

  • STEP.1

    Sample
    Preparation

  • STEP.2

    Nucleic Acid
    Extraction

  • STEP.3

    Real-Time
    PCR

This page is to show the steps for sample preparation.
Regardless of the kit types, the methods are the same.

Sample collection

Sputum
  • 1

    Rinse the mouth with water.

  • 2

    Open the cap of aseptic container

  • 3

    Spit Sputum into the Container

  • 4

    Tightly seal the cap

Swab
  • Oropharyngeal swab

    Swab the posterior pharynx;
    avoid the touching the tongue.

  • Nasopharyngeal swab

    Insert the swab into the nostril parallel to the palate. Leave the swab in place for few seconds to absorb secretions. Repeat the procedure with the other nostril using the same swab.

Saliva
  • 1

    Massage jaw muscle to stimulate
    saliva duct before collecting saliva.

  • 2

    Remove saliva collection tube cap
    and fasten funnel.

  • 3

    Collect the saliva sample
    up to red arrow mark.

  • 4

    Remove the funnel
    by unscrewing it.

  • 5

    Enclose the saliva collection tube
    with the cap.

  • 6

    Mix the sample by gently
    inverting it 5 times.

  • Pre-treatment guideline

    ※ If the sample is not too viscous, this process is not required.