Mid Turbinate Nasal

Nasal Mid-Turbinate (NMT) or Deep Nasal Swab
1. Use a flocked tapered swab.
2. Tilt patient’s head back 70 degrees.
3. While gently rotating the swab, insert swab less than one inch (about 2 cm) into nostril (until resistance is met at turbinates).
4. Rotate the swab several times against nasal wall and repeat in other nostril using the same swab.