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2022.1 CCE results release: Thursday 4 August 2022.
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Module 3: Testing
COVID-19 is a notifiable disease 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.
The methods of notification of a positive result to a patient and their GP vary significantly across states and local services:
In addition to increased rates of the flu this year, other respiratory pathogens such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are also being detected more frequently.
The AHPPC recommends that state and territory private and public testing arrangements support the targeted testing of multiple respiratory pathogens simultaneously where clinically indicated. Some Australian jurisdictions are advising clinicians to request a respiratory virus PCR panel, which includes the flu and RSV in addition to COVID-19 for patients with respiratory symptoms and who are at high-risk of severe illness:
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