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COVID-19 Patient Information

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For the welfare and safety of our staff, during periods of severe weather our drive-through locations may temporarily close without notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Do I need to see a Doctor before attending for a COVID test?

YES. A request form is required from your doctor for COVID-19 testing unless directed otherwise by a Public Health Order.

I have a seen a doctor, what next?

If your doctor has given you a request form, bring it with you to one of our COVID-19 testing locations.

If your doctor has emailed you a request form, print the request form and bring it with you to one of our COVID-19 testing locations.

If you do not have access to a printer;

a) Your Doctor can fax your request form to (07) 3121 4155, indicating which COVID-19 testing location you will be attending, or;

b) Your Doctor can email your request form to the email address listed for the specific COVID-19 testing location you will be attending.

Who can be tested, and where?

Children of all ages can be tested at our drive-through locations.

Drive-through locations can only be attended by vehicle, we cannot accept foot traffic.

Walk in patients must attend a dedicated COVID-19 collection centre.

Getting Results

If you would like your results sent to you via SMS, please read our Patient Results by SMS for more information.

After your test

As per public health guidelines, patients are required to self isolate until a negative result is received. Patients should be advised by their GP regarding release from isolation.

COVID-19 Testing for Travel

Countries, airlines and cruise lines around the world now require a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before travel.

Visit our COVID-19 pre-travel test site. Please note, no Medicare rebate is available for COVID-19 travel testing.

Travel to China

People travelling to China must undertake COVID-19 PCR and COVID-19 IgM testing prior to departure.

Travellers can visit our pre-travel test site to pay for their test and present at our central laboratory in Murarrie for testing:

QML Pathology Central Laboratory
11 Riverview Place
Metroplex on Gateway
Murarrie

Find a COVID-19 Collection Location

For the welfare and safety of our staff, during periods of severe weather our drive-through locations may temporarily close without notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Do I need to see a Doctor before attending for a COVID test?

YES. A request form is required from your doctor for COVID-19 testing unless directed otherwise by a Public Health Order.

I have a seen a doctor, what next?

If your doctor has given you a request form, bring it with you to one of our COVID-19 testing locations.

If your doctor has emailed you a request form, print the request form and bring it with you to one of our COVID-19 testing locations.

If you do not have access to a printer;

a) Your Doctor can fax your request form to (07) 3121 4155, indicating which COVID-19 testing location you will be attending, or;

b) Your Doctor can email your request form to the email address listed for the specific COVID-19 testing location you will be attending.

Who can be tested, and where?

Children of all ages can be tested at our drive-through locations.

Drive-through locations can only be attended by vehicle, we cannot accept foot traffic.

Walk in patients must attend a dedicated COVID-19 collection centre.

Getting Results

If you would like your results sent to you via SMS, please read our Patient Results by SMS for more information.

After your test

As per public health guidelines, patients are required to self isolate until a negative result is received. Patients should be advised by their GP regarding release from isolation.

COVID-19 Testing for Travel

As more countries, airlines, and cruise lines require a negative COVID-19 PCR test result as a pre-requisite for boarding and entry, QML Pathology is able to facilitate this for passengers who require a pre-departure COVID-19 test.
Passengers will be provided with a PDF copy of their results via email to use as evidence for travel. 

Visit our COVID-19 pre-travel test site. Please note, no Medicare rebate is available for COVID-19 travel testing.

It's best to know

Do you have Flu or COVID Symptoms, think you are a Close Contact or are attending a large gathering such as work, a wedding, sports event or aged care facility and feel you need testing?

For continuity of care, you should see your General Practitioner, but if that’s not possible you can visit one of the select QML Pathology Collection Sites for a Flu and COVID-19 test.

Medicare eligible  •  Results usually within 24 hours. 

Need Negative Covid-19 testing for travel?

We’ve made COVID-19 Screening for travel easy.

Real Time RT-PCR Test

  • Available Nationwide
  • $145 results in 48hrs*
  • $295 Same day results*
  • Results by email prior to departure*
  • Over 10 million COVID-19 tests conducted

* Conditions apply

Call us on 0468 568 451 or 02 8566 8320
or click below to order online

We make the process easy

1

You need a pathology test

Your healthcare provider has given you a request form for a pathology test, we accept all pathology request forms at QML Pathology.

Do I need an appointment?
The test is for my child
My form mentions “Fasting”

2

Find a testing location

Your healthcare provider may have given you special instructions for preparing for your test.

Before choosing a location, check to see if any preparation is required in advance.

Prepare for your test
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3

Visit a collection centre
Please make sure to bring your request form with you. If your test requires any prior preparation please make sure you have read the relevant instructions.

4

Get your results

In most cases, you will need to return to your healthcare provider to get your results.

COVID-19 results by SMS

Over 600 locations across Queensland

Serving a breadth of Brisbane suburbs and regional Queensland areas, we have more than 600 locations across the state.