NSW Health Pathology is part of the international response to COVID-19.
Dedicated public pathology testing laboratories are working together to provide timely, accurate, reliable and safe COVID-19 testing for the people of NSW.
Current testing laboratories are:
- NSWHP-ICPMR, Westmead
- NSWHP-Prince of Wales, Randwick
- NSWHP-Royal Prince Alfred, Camperdown
- NSWHP-John Hunter Hospital
- NSWHP-Royal North Shore
Together, these laboratories can run more than 5000 tests per day.
All 60 NSW Health Pathology laboratories across NSW are able to receive COVID-19 test samples collected from patients at public hospital emergency departments and COVID-19 fever clinics.
Once received, these urgent samples are couriered via road or air to one of NSW Health Pathology’s dedicated COVID-19 testing laboratories in line with usual urgent testing procedures.
Private pathology providers are carrying out sample collection and diagnostic testing for requests from General Practitioners (GP) in the community.
Refer to COVID-19 clinics for locations of NSW Health COVID-19/flu assessment clinics.