【PCR Test】Introduction to Different Sampling Methods

【PCR Test】Introduction to Different Sampling Methods

PCR test typically requires deep throat saliva, nasal and throat swabs or nasopharyngeal swab samples. Details of the sampling methods are as follows:

核酸檢測深喉唾液採樣
核酸檢測鼻腔咽喉合併拭子採樣
核酸檢測鼻咽拭子採樣
Deep throat saliva Nasal and throat swabs Nasopharyngeal Swab
Sample Collection
Collect throat and tonsil samples
Collect nostril, throat, and tonsil swab specimen Collect nasopharyngeal swab specimen
Detection Virus RNA Virus RNA Virus RNA
AdvantagesSelf-collect

Simple to use

No discomfort
Higher sample qualityDepends
Disadvantages Difficult to control the specimen quality (eating, drinking, brushing teeth or gargling within 2 hrs before sample collection will affect the specimen quality)Cause mild discomfort when inserting swab through nostril

Generally collected by professionals
Cause discomfort (and may trigger sneezing and coughing)

Collected by professionals

Not suitable for children under 6 years old

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港島中環檢測中心 INDICAID lab 提供適合3歲以下幼童進行核酸檢測
  • Government recognised, applicable for compulsory testing
  • Provide test report as fast as 6 hours1
  • Suitable for children aged 3 and under2
  • No need for long queues after booking & lower infection risk
  • Independent sampling room, comfortable and hygienic testing environment
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當日正午12時前完成採樣,可於同日下午6時提供檢測報告

2 Toddlers under 3 years old are also suitable for nasal & throat swabs sample collection, eligibility for the test is subject to on-site medical professional judgement