Clinical Services

April 2020

Updated advice about expanded testing criteria



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



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


Submitted by Polina Matveycheva on behalf of NSW Health Pathology

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