Clinical Services

April 2020

Updated advice about expanded testing criteria

16/4/20

 

Updated advice for all healthcare professionals about the expanded testing criteria is available on the NSW Health website.

 

Submitted by Polina Matveycheva on behalf of WSLHD Corporate Communications

COVID-19 testing prioritisation alert

16/4/20

 

TNSW Health Pathology is now further prioritising and fast-tracking COVID-19 testing for certain groups of people where the consequences for their health and the health system are the highest.

 

  • Inpatients in critical care areas (ICU, ED)

  • Inpatients in other hospital wards

  • Healthcare Workers (HCWs).

 

Attached is a clinical alert for the prioritisation process, along with updated COVID-19 testing flowcharts (including one specifically for ICUs) reflecting that John Hunter and Royal North Shore laboratories are now online for dedicated COVID-19 testing.

 

Please refer to the NSW Health Pathology intranet site for verified information on COVID-19 testing.

It also includes a list of NSWHP laboratories providing COVID-19 testing.

 

Contact for more information 

Shannon Ramadge

Shannon.Ramadge@health.nsw.gov.au

 

Submitted by Polina Matveycheva on behalf of NSW Health Pathology

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