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COVID-19 Testing & Collection in Victoria

COVID-19 Testing & Collection in Victoria

Clinical Labs is conducting COVID-19 testing and COVID-19 Collection is also available from selected collection centres in Victoria. Please see below for the current list of COVID-19 testing centres. You can also search for a COVID-19 centre near you by selecting 'COVID-19 Centre' from the 'All Facilities' drop down menu on our location finder. These centres are exclusively for COVID-19 collection - no other pathology tests are being collected at these sites. To ensure continued and safe collection services across all of our collection centres during this period, Clinical Labs has implemented the following safety protocols.

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Centres

Suburb Address P/C Phone Fax Opening Hours
Dandenong 38 Herbert Street 3175 1300 453 688   Mon-Fri: 8.30AM - 3.00PM
Sat&Sun: Closed

COVID-19 Collection Centres

 Suburb  Address  P/C  Phone  Fax  Opening Hours
Dallas 17 Doy Street
Dallas
VIC 3047
3047 1300 453 688 03 9460 9698 Mon-Fri: 8.30AM - 4.30PM
Sat&Sun: Closed
Sunshine 2 Kennedy Street 3020 03 9311 6504 03 9310 1267 Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat&Sun: Closed
St Albans 309 Main Road East
St Albans,
VIC 3021
 3021 03 9367 7611 03 9310 8362 Mon-Fri: 8.00AM - 5.00PM
Sat: 8.00AM - 1.00PM
Sun: Closed
Glen
Waverley
3/274 Springvale Road
Glen Waverley
VIC 3150
 3150  03 9561 4863

03 9560 5090

Mon-Fri: 7.30AM - 6.00PM
Sat: 8.00AM - 1.00PM
Sun: Closed
Mornington 127 Tanti Avenue
Mornington
VIC 3931
 3931 03 5975 9993 03 5975 2177

Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 9.00AM - 12.00PM
Sun: Closed

Traralgon 10-12 Grey Street
Traralgon
VIC 3844
 3844 03 5174 0285 03 5174 0285 Mon-Fri: 7.30AM - 3.30PM
Sat&Sun: Closed
Mildura 152 Lime Avenue Mildura
VIC 3500
3500 03 5022 9564 03 5022 9436 Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat&Sun: Closed
Werribee 19 Princes Highway  3030 03 9741 8364  03 8742 3539 Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(lunch 12:00pm-12:30pm)
Sat&Sun: Closed
Frankston 110-112 Cranbourne Road 3199 03 9781 5095 03 9783 9435

Evenings only
Mon-Fri: 5.00PM - 8.00PM

Patients should arrive to the COVID-19 collection centres with a completed pathology request form signed by their referring doctor (Medicare requirement), and will receive instructions on how to self-collect the sample. Please click here for additional clinical information on the COVID-19 patient self-collection procedure. If you are running Telehealth Consultations please click here to find out how we can support you with this.

Clinical Labs can receive specimens from mildly unwell patients. Acutely unwell patients should be referred to the local ED, with the recommendation to call ahead.

Criteria for Testing

The current clinical guidelines for testing in Victoria are as follows:

Fever OR chills in the absence of an alternative diagnosis that explains the clinical presentation.

OR

Acute respiratory infection that is characterised by cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, runny nose or anosmia)

Note: In addition, testing is recommended for people with new onset of other clinical symptoms consistent with COVID-19** AND who are close contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19; who have returned from overseas in the past 14 days; or who are healthcare or aged care workers.

*Clinical discretion applies including consideration of the potential for co-infection (e.g. concurrent infection with SARS-CoV-2 and influenza)

**headache, myalgia, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea

People without symptoms should not be tested except in special circumstances such as recovered cases wishing to return to work in a healthcare facility or aged care facility or where requested by the department as part of outbreak management or enhanced surveillance.

Please refer to the latest DHHS testing criteria for up-to-date information on testing criteria.

If practitioners wish to collect, it is critical to use only one swab when testing, as there is significant pressure on supply of swabs and reagent kits for COVID-19 testing. Please provide clinical details on request slips so high-risk patients and healthcare workers can be prioritised.

The department no longer needs to be notified about any suspected cases. Only confirmed cases need to be notified to the department. This should be done as soon as practicable by calling 1300 651 160, 24 hours a day. Clinical Labs will be sending specimens to the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL) to undertake confirmatory testing for COVID-19.

Click here for the latest DHHS information for VIC referrers 

VIC Collection Centre Safety Protocols

Patient COVID-19 Self Collection Guide  

COVID-19 Self Collection: Additional Information for Doctors


Information updated 11.05.20 8:45pm EST.