COVID-19 testing information for patients

25/Mar/2020     Pathology

Testing for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is available through Mater Pathology. To be eligible for testing patients must present with a completed pathology request form from their clinician.

If you have a request form, here’s what you need to know:
 
Upon arrival:
- Please ring the collection centre to notify that you are coming.
- Make yourself known to the collection staff upon arrival.
- Ensure you have a mask on or ask for one immediately.
- Have your referral form from your GP/Specialist with you.

Where to go for testing
Dedicated COVID-19 test collection centres are located at:
 
• Mater Pathology Coorparoo
Cnr Old Cleveland Road and French Street
Telephone 07 3397 5494
 
• Mater Pathology Yamanto
512-514 Warwick Road
Telephone 07 3294 1735
 
• Mater Pathology Cleveland
46 - 50 Middle Street
Telephone 07 3163 8500

*Remember - you must have a request form from a Clinician for us to collect your sample. Whilst the locations above are specifically designed to cater for COVID-19 testing, we do offer drive up and COVID-19 Collections at many of our remaining rooms. A full list of Mater Pathology collection centres can be found here or contact our customer service team on (07) 3163 8500.
 
Where is the testing performed?
Testing will be performed by Mater Pathology at our South Brisbane laboratory. Once the sample is tested at the laboratory, results will be released to your referring doctor. All coronavirus requests are reported to the Queensland Government Public Health unit.
 
How much does it cost?
The government has released a Medicare rebate for the test so there is no charge for those citizens who hold a Medicare card. If you do not hold a valid Medicare card, please ring our Call Centre on (07) 3163 8500 for more information.

Public relations contacts

07 3163 6142