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-Liverpool
  • NSWHP-Royal Prince Alfred, Camperdown
  • NSWHP-John Hunter Hospital
  • NSWHP-Royal North Shore
  • NSWHP-Nepean
  • NSWHP-Concord
  • NSWHP-Lismore

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.

Page Updated: Friday 27 March 2020
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW