Self-collection instruction for collecting your own FluV19 specimen to send back to laboratory.

Our COVID-19 Kit

Reditus Convenience Kit


93% Accuracy


Average 24 to 48 hour results

Competitor Rapid Kits:


60% Accuracy

1 week

Average 1-week results


Collection should be done Monday-Friday only. Ship within 12-24 hours of collection.

PEKIN — About 15,000 specimens are tested daily for COVID-19 at Reditus Laboratories in Pekin. These specimens come from testing sites throughout the state. Here is a summary of the process. A trained staff member administers the nasal swab specimen collection or proctors the specimen collection if it is self-administered by the patient. In this photo, Jack Knight, of Morton, an employee of Peoria Public Schools District 150, is swabbed by Billie Jo Nebergall, a phlebotomist, on Jan. 12, 2021.

Step 1

To being; wash your hands and make sure you are testing in a clean space.

Step 2

Open specimen tube and place cap face up on clan surface. Avoid spilling and touching the insideof the tube or cap to avoid contamination.

Step 3

Open the swab pack leaving the swab end covered in the packaging until you are ready to swab. Do not touch the swab soft tip.

Step 4

Insert the swab into your nose approximately 3/4 inch. You will feel the resistance of your nose narrowing.

Step 5

In a circular motion, swab the inside of your first nostril for a minimum of 5 to 10 circles.

Step 6

Place the swab in the specimen tube and snap off the end of the swab at the break line. Place the cap on the tube, and screw cap tightly.

Step 7

Place the swab in the specimen tube and snap off the end of the swab at the break line. Place the cap on the tube, and screw cap tightly.

Step 8

Ensure that the specimen tube is properly labeled. (Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth, Date of Collection)

Step 9

Place the specimen tube containing the swab in the biohazard bag provided and seal the bag.

Step 10

Insert the swab into your nose approximately 3/4 inch. You will feel the resistance of your nose narrowing.

Step 11

Place the box inside the provided UPS Laboratory Pak mailing bag.

Step 12

Ensure return label is on the UPS bag and schedule a pick up, drop off at UPS or a UPS drop box.


UPS Drop Off

Best option is to drop off at the nearest UPS Store or UPS Drop Box before their pick-up cut off time for that day.

Do not ship on a Saturday or Sunday

Find a UPS Location

UPS Home Pickup

For home pickup – you may call UPS at 1-800-Pick-UPS or schedule online.


The test kit is for adults ages 18 and older, whether or not you have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) or Influenza A and B.
Yes, Reditus Laboratories has a test kit that gives the laboratory the ability to test for both COVID-19 and Influenza A and B for your convenience. Until recently, at-home kits have tested for COVID-19 exclusively.
Go to www.redituslabs.com, where you will find a link to order a kit. You will be asked to create an account and will establish a sign-on and password to protect your privacy.
$125.00 – includes shipping. However, it is free with most health insurance.
In many cases, yes. And you will be asked to provide insurance information. .
You will collect your sample using a simple nasal self-swab. Instructions and all the supplies you need will be in the test kit that you receive in the mail. You will be asked to collect the specimen and return it in the packaging provided within 12 to 24 hours of collecting your specimen. You may drop it off at the nearest UPS store or UPS drop box before their pickup cut-off time for that day or schedule a home pickup by calling 1-800-PICK-UPS or going to wwwapps.UPS.com/pickup/schedule.
We use the gold-standard RT-PCR (reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction) testing to detect SARS-CoV-2. PCR has sensitivity and specificity of 98% or greater for COVID-19 by detecting unique gene sequences present only in SARS-CoV-2. The multiplex Influenza A and B and SARS-CoV-2 assay can be simultaneously tested from approved upper respiratory collected specimens.
We are a full-service dermatopathology laboratory company with a heavy focus on molecular diagnostics. Our lab is certified by CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) and accredited by CAP (College of American Pathologists). Since April 2020, we have performed about 3 million COVID tests. Your specimen will be tested in the same lab used by doctors, hospitals, long-term care facilities, colleges, schools, businesses and governments.
Yes, an experienced physician will review your order and results.
Results will be sent 24 to 48 hours after our lab receives a specimen. When your results are available, you will receive an email from us letting you know that you can access your results online. You will use the credentials that you established when you ordered the kit.
Data is anonymized to protect your privacy and your information will not be shared with third parties. We follow HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations protecting the privacy and security of certain health information.