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Module 3: Testing

Polymerase Chain Reaction test (PCR)

Last revised: 05 Jun 2023

Polymerase Chain Reaction test (PCR)

COVID-19, influenza and RSV are notifiable diseases in all states and territories. Pathology providers who process the SARS-CoV-2 nasopharyngeal testing are responsible for notifying the local public health unit (or relevant authority) of a positive result. Links to state and territory information on notifiable diseases can be found on the testing page.

Reporting mechanisms for positive COVID-19 tests

The methods of notification of a positive COVID-19 result to a patient and their GP vary significantly across states and local services:

  Information for confirmed cases Information for contacts
Australia Capital Territory Here Here
New South Wales Here Here
Northern Territory Here Here
Queensland Here Here
South Australia Here Here
Tasmania Here Here
Victoria Here Here
Western Australia Here Here



This event attracts CPD points and can be self recorded

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