10 Step Process For Sample Collection
Select a tube and a plastic biohazard bag.
Open the COVID-19 Saliva Testing App & scan the barcode label on the tube.
Remove lid from the saliva tube.
Tilt your head forward and allow saliva to pool in the front of your mouth.
Gently dribble the saliva forming in your mouth into the tube. Keep going until there is at least 1ml in the tube.
Screw the lid back on the tube carefully, make sure it’s tight.
Use the COVID-19 Saliva Testing App to scan the barcode on the tube (it will automatically register the collection time).
Put your tube into a plastic biohazard bag and close the seal on the bag.
Take the biohazard bag to the drop-off point, scan the QR code at the drop off point.
Drop your sample into the drop off point to complete the process.
Sample is picked up by lab courier and transported to lab.
You will receive your results via text message.
Do wash and dry your hands before providing your sample.
Don’t chew gum, smoke or vape 30 mins before collecting your saliva sample.
Don’t eat food or drink anything other than water 30 mins before collecting your saliva sample.
Don’t brush your teeth 30 mins before collecting your saliva sample.
How and when you will get your results?
Your results will be provided within 24 hours from the time your sample is received at the testing laboratory.
Results are sent to the COVID-19 test result repository held by ESR. Using a secure electronic system, a text message is automatically sent out from ESR to your mobile phone as soon as the result is available.
Where do I access my results?
Your results will be available to you via text message.