Aged Care Facility COVID-19 testing
The Australian Government has engaged Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP) to provide a dedicated pathology service for rapid sample collection and testing for COVID-19 in aged care facilities (ACF).
How the process works
In the event of a suspected COVID-19 case, ACFs must contact the relevant Public Health Unit or the Department of Health to arrange testing.
Email the Department of Health
Once testing is approved by the Department of Health, SNP will be engaged to co-ordinate testing,
Please note SNP is unable to take collection bookings without prior approval.
To prepare testing for ACF residents and staff, download and complete the checklist provided.
Training video for COVID-19 swab collection
This video demonstrates the procedure and includes instructions for:
- Appropriate preparation
- Throat and nasal swab collection
- Packaging the completed swab