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.
No referral is required for COVID testing.
As of 19th of January, current turnaround time for results is approximately 24 to 36 hours. As we are experiencing a high volume of enquiries at this present time, please do not contact the laboratory for results as it is delaying our testing.
Results will be sent via SMS to your nominated mobile phone number. If you are travelling internationally and require a formal certificate of a negative test, please use our Travel Booking System.
We can collect for patients of all ages at all of our locations.
When attending our collection facilities:
Please ensure you wear a mask, and follow the directions of the onsite staff. With the current ACT lockdown, waiting times may vary. We ask everyone to stay patient as we work through this unprecendented testing load. Most patients are currently being seen in under an hour.
Pre-register your visit:
You can pre-register your attendance by completing your details online.
After completing this form, you will receive a text message with a link to a barcode for each person to be tested. Please show this barcode to the collector once you are seen. This eliminates all paperwork at the time of collection, and reduces waiting times for everyone. For children requiring testing, a parent or carer's mobile number should be entered.
The following locations are open to all members of the general public:
- Kambah drive through clinic - 8am to 4pm - Open 7 days - Children can also be tested with parental assistance.
- Holt collection centre - 8am to 4pm - Open Monday to Friday
- Nicholls walk-in clinic - 8am - 3.45pm - Open 7 days
We also have a NSW drive-through clinic operating for all patients at:
- Goulburn - 8am to 12 Monday to Saturday.
- Yass - 8am to 2pm - Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Bega - 8am to 2pm - Monday to Friday - 9am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday. Please note this location has been moved to Kalaru Turf Club, 1695 Sapphire Coast Drive.
Bega COVID-19 Clinic closure dates
- Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th January
- Saturday 12th February
- Thursday 3rd March
- Friday 1st of April
- Sunday 1st May
- Sunday 12th June
COVID-19 RT-PCR testing and COVID-19 IgM antibody testing is available through Capital Pathology. Please note that this testing is not covered by Medicare.
Travellers can generate their own pathology referral to arrange COVID-19 testing for travel purposes. Results will be sent electronically to your mobile phone.
The Travel Doctor provides comprehensive travel health services including pre-travel testing and a wide range of immunisation services. Please call 02 6222 2300 to discuss your requirements.
More COVID-19 information
Please use this number for any COVID-19 enquiries
Open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
(02) 6285 9970