How to?

Step 1: Open the sampling kit

Remove the swab and the tube from the kit, but do not open anything yet.

Step 2: Clean your hands

Apply hand sanitizer to your hands and rub your hands together to ensure that sanitizer is spread across the entire surface of both hands.

Step 3: Remove nasal swab from packaging

Partially peel open the nasal swab package. Remove the swab from the packet. Do not touch the soft tip or lay the swab down on any surface. You will need to use this swab on both nostrils.

Step 4: Insert swab into nostril

Gently insert the swab in the vertical position into the other nostril until there is gentle resistance. Do not force the swab any further up and into your nose at any point. This will feel uncomfortable, but you should feel no pain. If you do feel pain, stop immediately.

Step 5: Collect nasal sample

Keep the swab in place and rotate it for 15 seconds. Do not force the swab any further up and into your nose at any point.

Step 6: Remove the swab

Gently remove the swab.

Step 7: Repeat in the other nostril

Gently insert the swab in the vertical position into the other nostril until there is gentle resistance. Keep the swab in place and rotate it for 15 seconds, then gently remove from the nose.

Step 8: Place the swab into the sample transport tube

While holding the swab in one hand and without setting it down, unscrew the lid of the sample transport tube. Be careful not to spill the contents of the tube. Place the swab into the sample transport tube immediately and break the swab handle at the marked line. Make sure the swab tip is covered by the liquid in the sample transport tube. Discard the handle portion of the swab. Screw the lid of the sample transport tube tightly to close it. This will ensure that the lid does not come off during shippingshipping, which would prevent your sample from being processed in the lab.

Step 9: Re-apply the hand sanitizer

Apply hand sanitizer to your hands and rub your hands together to ensure that sanitizer is spread across the entire surface of both hands.

Step 10: Seal the sample transport tube in the biohazard bag

Place the sample transport tube in the biohazard bag. Do not remove the absorbent pad from the biohazard bag.

Seal the biohazard bag by removing the yellow strip of plastic and folding down the flap. Press along the seam to ensure seal is properly completed.

When your test results are available, you’ll receive an email and/or a text message notification. If you have an account with us, simply log in to your account by clicking here, my.virusgeeks.com/login, to view your test results.


If you don’t have an account with us, follow the instructions below. Be sure to have the test kit number ready when you begin. This barcode can be found on the card that either came in your sample kit or was given to you during sample collection.


1. Click this link

2. Enter your date of birth

3. Enter the test kit number (barcode)

4. Click the Submit button to view your test results

If your organization partners with Virus Geeks to provide you with COVID-19 testing, you will be given a link to schedule an appointment. Follow the link given to you and complete the steps below.


1. Enter your organization email address (i.e., school or work email) and submit

2. You will receive an email from Virus Geeks with a link that will allow you to set up your appointment. If you do not receive a verification email, confirm that you have entered your email correctly. If you still do not receive a verification email, contact us at [email protected].

If your organization partners with Virus Geeks to provide you with COVID-19 testing, your organization will provide you with a link to sign up and create an account. Click on the link given to you and follow the instructions below.


1. Enter your organization email address (i.e., school or work email)

2. Enter a password. It must be at least 8 characters long with at least one of each of the following: a letter, a number, and a special character such as $, !, #, etc.

3. Confirm your email address through the verification email from us by clicking the link to continue

4. Click the link on the email and follow the steps on the web page to create your account


If you do not receive a verification email, confirm that you have entered your email correctly. If you still do not receive a verification email, contact us at [email protected].