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Novel coronavirus (WA)

Clinical Labs COVID-19 Testing for WA Outbreak

The Chief Health Officer is no longer authorising asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in WA unless specific criteria are met to qualify for an exemption.

If you have COVID symptoms, please CLICK HERE for testing locations and information for symptomatic patients.

CLICK HERE  for up-to-date testing directions including exemption information.  

 


 

COVID-19 Testing & Collection in Western Australia

Clinical Labs WA continues to partner with you to ensure your patients can access pathology services to complement your care.

Click the links below for information on available testing for COVID-19, or click here to find out how we can support you with Telehealth pathology requests.

Symptomatic Patients - Currently Unwell

Asymptomatic Patients - Currently Well

Serology Testing - Possible Past Infection

Clinical Labs COVID-19 Testing for Travel

Click here for the latest information from the WA Department of Health


 

Symptomatic Patients - Currently Unwell 

Patients displaying symptoms (fever, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, runny nose, or acute loss of smell or taste) should be given a pathology referral form to attend one of the following COVID testing sites.

Collection Centre Address Opening Hours (Mon-Fri) Lunch (not Open) Saturday Hours
Busselton 196 Bussell Highway 8:00am-4:30pm 12:30pm-1:30pm  
Geraldton 12 Hermitage Street 8:30am-4:00pm    
Inglewood
Drive-Through
969 Beaufort Street 7:00am-5:00pm   8:00am-12:00pm
Mandurah 11B Smart Street Mall 8:00am-3:30pm 1:00pm-12:30pm 8:00am-12:00pm
Ocean Reef 2/4 Prendiville Avenue 8:00am-12:00pm    
Thornlie 36 Murdoch Road 8:00am-12:00pm   8:00am-12:00pm
Victoria Park
Drive-Through
458 Albany Highway 7:00am-1:00pm   8:00am-12:00pm


No appointment is required for this test.
Patients should arrive to the collection centre with their referral and Medicare card.

If you are conducting Telehealth Consultations, request forms can be emailed to telehealth.wa@clinicallabs.com.au

 


 

Asymptomatic Patients - Currently Well

 

Testing of asymptomatic patients is not permitted in WA unless your patient meets the criteria for exemption found here.

These exemptions include transport, freight and logistics workers.




 

Serology Testing - Possible Past Infection

 

Serology is for the diagnosis of past COVID-19 infection, not diagnosis of acute illness. Serology should not be requested if the person has acute symptoms of COVID-19.

Requests for serology testing must include clinical notes addressing the following criteria:

  • The date of onset of symptoms (which must be at least 2 weeks prior to testing)

And at least one of the following:

  • Identified as a close contact of a confirmed case
  • Identified as related to an outbreak setting
  • Travel (international and interstate) since 1/1/20
  • Travel on a cruise ship since 1/1/20

No appointment is required for this test.

Patients should arrive to the collection centre with their Medicare card and a pathology request form from their referring doctor addressing the above criteria.

If you are conducting Telehealth Consultations, request forms can be emailed to telehealth.wa@clinicallabs.com.au

 


 

Clinical Labs COVID-19 Testing for Travel (WA)

Many countries are requesting that international travellers complete a COVID-19 PCR and/or Antibody Test before boarding their flight.

Clinical Labs is now offering travellers the ability to purchase COVID-19 tests for travel through our secure web portal (store.clinicallabs.com.au).

These tests are available for asymptomatic travellers only and there is no Medicare rebate available.

Travellers will need to check with their airline as to the requirements of their test. Some countries of destination require results to be certified by a General Practitioner (GP). If travellers require their results to be certified by a GP they will need to allow time after receiving their results in order to do this.

Travellers can order a test by:

  • Visiting store.clinicallabs.com.au, create an account, order and pay for their test.
  • Travellers are then sent a confirmation email that contains their receipt/referral.
  • Print this receipt/referral and take it to a Clinical Labs Travel Collection Centre (see clinicallabs.com.au/travel for locations), along with a form of photo ID (passport or driver’s licence).
  • The sample will be processed within 24-48 hours and they will be sent an SMS notification when their result is ready. 
  • Travellers then log back into store.clinicallabs.com.au where they can download, view and print their result.

For more information, including FAQs, see the patient flyer below.

Download flyer


 

Click here for the latest information from the WA Department of Health