Universal Transport Media (UTM) and Flocked Swab Kit information, Pathology North June 2017 : document includes detailed collection instructions.
NB. The swab set includes a narrow flocked swab that is designed for nasopharyngeal sampling (e.g. optimal for pertussis PCR) . Nose and throat samples or nasopharyngeal and throat samples are suitable for diagnosis of paediatric viral infection and preclude the need to take a nasopharyngeal aspirate.
NB. For HNELHD Influenza-like illness management advice, see this location.