The Brave Bunch - Our new kids program
Having a pathology test can be a scary thought for kids and adults alike.
To ease any fears we have enlisted the help of Waffles the Wombat and his kooky mates, The Brave Bunch.
They are front and center of a new kids website that packs together plenty of useful information for parents with awesome activities and videos for kids.
One video follows Waffles going for a COVD-19 test after he develops the sniffles.
These small but powerful furry and feathery heroes like nothing better than to help kids be brave.
eOrder and Telehealth - Paper request forms no longer required
We are pleased to advise that SNP no longer requires paper request forms when the following criteria are met:
- The pathology request arises during a telehealth consultation
- The pathology request is an eOrder*
- The word ‘Telehealth’ is included in the clinical notes
- A valid mobile phone number for the patient (from the patient’s record in the PMS) is in the eOrder
For assistance, please contact your Doctor IT Services team on (07) 3377 8611.
*Note: Please avoid free-hand test selection as it may lead to incorrect test processing
In response to the accelerated testing for COVID-19 and an associated low incidence of Influenza, COVID-19 testing alone will be performed, unless there is a specific request for other respiratory virus testing noted on the request form.
In the event that the COVID-19 test is negative and there is a high index of suspicion for Influenza, or another respiratory virus that is of clinical importance for the patient, please contact SNP on (07) 3377 8528 to have the respiratory virus panel added.
COVID car collections
COVID car collections (in-car swab collections) are available at selected SNP collection centres and locations.
Drive-up and drive-thru collection services are available.
For more information, click the link below.
Our new Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring patient guide
We have added a new step-by-step online guide to help patients navigate their way through what to expect when having an Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) test performed with us.
Negative COVID-19 SMS service now available
SNP has implemented an SMS notification service* to send negative COVID-19 results directly to patients. This service is in addition to the already established report delivery process for referring and copy-to doctors.
The SMS will advise the patient to continue to follow any quarantine directive in place and to contact their referring medical practitioner for further assistance and advice.
The COVID-19 negative SMS notification service operates 24 hours a day.
*Service available when the referring practitioner has provided a mobile contact number for the patient.
Online and face-to-face learning through Sonic Education
Skin cancer surgical audit
Our skin cancer surgical audit is a professional development tool that uses peer-comparisons to encourage ongoing refinement of diagnostic, detection and collection skills amongst our participants. It is an independent program with an extensive, national database.
Lab Tests Online AU
Lab Tests Online AU offers education and unbiased information on Australian pathology tests to help patients better understand their health care.