The criteria for COVID-19 testing are listed on the NSW Health website and are subject to change as the global situation changes.
A person requiring a COVID-19 test should attend a designated Southern.IML Pathology COVID-19 collection site.
A collection can also be performed by your referring doctor using personal protective equipment (PPE) or via a self collection kit. To obtain a self-collect kit, please call (02) 4224 7474 for the Illawarra Region or (02) 4422 9103 for the Shoalhaven & Eurobodalla Region. All COVID swabs are also undergoing influenza A, influenza B and RSV testing at no cost. Results will be sent by SMS to the patient. Where a respiratory viral panel is requested via a referral from your doctor, testing for parainfluenza, human metapneumovirus, adenovirus and rhinovirus will also be performed. A report for these tests will be sent to the referring doctor.