Pathology and testing
- For latest updates on testing criteria refer to Public health alerts
- Testing and fever clinics
- Infection control advice guidelines for swab collection in hotel quarantine (PDF 296 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
This document sets out the minimum infection control requirements for specimen collection in hotel quarantine.
- Orders: Novel Coronavirus Pathology Diagnostic Test (PDF 321 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
This information sheet details new procedures for Queensland Health clinicians (including ieMR users) after Pathology Queensland (PQ) commenced in-house PCR testing for novel coronavirus 2019.
- PHLN guidance on laboratory testing for COVID-19 (Source: Australian Government)
This Public Health Laboratory Network information sheet provides guidance on laboratory testing for COVID-19.
- Pathology collection centres personal protective equipment (PPE) (PDF 557 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
- Laboratory testing for SARS-CoV-2 Information (PDF 410 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
This fact sheet provides detailed information on the types of tests currently available for SARS-CoV-2.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander COVID-19 Point-of-Care Testing Program Guideline (PDF 950 kB) (Source: Queensland Health)
This document provides primary health care staff with a guideline on the management of POC testing specific to COVID-19 using the Xpert® Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test and utilising the Cepheid GeneXpert platform, including operator training requirements, Quality Management, maintenance and the supply of consumables.
Last updated: 2 February 2021