In this period of increased demand for swabs for COVID-19 testing, there may be a requirement to substitute the swabs that are currently supplied. The following swabs may be supplied to GPs and medical practices when an order is placed with Labtests.
NASOPHARYNGEAL SWAB – flexible flock swab and VTM
NOBLE BIO – Clinical Virus Transport Medium (CTM)
Note: the Noble Bio package contains two swabs: the finer one is for nasopharyngeal swabbing, the larger one is an oropharyngeal swab. Please use one swab per patient only. Nasopharyngeal swab is the preferred sample type.
General Manager – Labtests & Northland Pathology