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Should I still send back my saliva sample despite coronavirus (COVID-19)?

If you have a cold or flu, please delay sending back your sample until you feel better.

If you are feeling well, our lab is still receiving saliva samples and so you may return your sample by putting it in a post box if you wish to. However, please be mindful and follow government regulations around social distancing as these are subject to change. Updates about regulations can be found on the government website here https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

It is not a problem if you want to wait to send your sample until social distancing rules are lifted. Your sample will still be valid to send back to us in a few months’ time, and you can store your sample at room temperature.