With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Capital Pathology recognises that we have an important role to play in supporting our clinicians and their patients with up-to-date information about coronavirus and respiratory virus testing.
The information here is designed to keep you informed of our current status as it applies to coronavirus testing. As a result of conditions changing so rapidly, our website will be updated regularly with pertinent COVID-19 information and the latest from our practice about collection and testing.
Capital Pathology is currently providing COVID-19 results in 12-18 hours in most cases
COVID-19 Testing Options
Patients who are already in possession of a pathology referral for a COVID-19 test can attend any of Capital Pathology's COVID-19 testing centres.
For a list of COVID-19 collection centres please click below.
We recommend visiting your GP to obtain a pathology referral prior to attending a Capital Pathology collection centre. Many GPs may provide this referral via a Telehealth consultation, and the referral will be sent to you electronically. This electronic referral can then be presented to your pathology collector.
Some clinics may want their patients to have a negative COVID-19 test prior to visiting the practice. If this is the case, we recommend visiting the GP Respiratory Clinic at Lakeview Medical Centre in Tuggeranong. They offer a bulk billed service for any patients suffering from respiratory symptoms.
COVID-19 PCR testing and COVID-19 IgM antibody testing is available through Capital Pathology. Please note that this testing is not covered by Medicare and fees will be payable at the time of collection.
Results can be sent by SMS if requested. However if a formal clearance certificate is required prior to travel, we recommend you contact the Travel Doctor on 02 6222 2300