COVID-19 Clinician Information
Requesting COVID-19 Testing
QML Pathology offers fast and convenient support for medical practitioners offering consultations for COVID-19.
a) If performing a face-to-face consultation, give the patient a completed hard copy request form and direct them to attend a COVID-19 testing location.
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.
Where to send your patients for testing
Complementing our dedicated COVID-19 collection centres, we have a number of drive-through COVID-19 testing locations. Drive-through collection is by far the easiest, safest and most convenient way for people to be tested for COVID-19.
Children of all ages can be tested at our drive-through clinics.
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.
What if my patient requires another test as well?
If you have requested a COVID-19 test along with a blood test (e.g. Full Blood Count), your patient should attend a dedicated COVID-19 collection centre for both blood test and COVID-19 swab collection.
Alternatively, please advise your patient to attend one of our COVID-19 testing locations for a COVID-19 test first and, following receipt of a negative COVID-19 result, attend a QML Pathology collection centre for the blood test.
Please be aware that patients without a valid Medicare card will incur an out of pocket fee.