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.
Current turnaround time for results (as of 10th September) is generally less than 24 hours. As we are experiencing a high volume of enquiries at this present time, please do not contact the laboratory for results until more than 24 hours has passed since the collection of your swab.
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:
- Gold Creek School - 8am to 4pm - Open 7 days - There are also priority arrangements in place for people with sensory or additional needs, and people with disability.
- Kambah drive through clinic - 8am to 4pm - Open 7 days - Children can also be tested with parental assistance.
- O'Connor collection centre - 8am to 4pm - Open Monday to Saturday
- Holt collection centre - 8am to 4pm - Open 7 days
We also have a NSW drive-through clinic operating for all patients at:
- Goulburn - 8am to 4pm - Open Saturday 8am to 12pm
- Yass - 8am to 4pm - Open 7 days
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.