COVID-19

Latest information on COVID-19

The most up-to-date Metropolitan and Regional COVID clinic locations can be found on the Healthy WA website.

PathWest COVID-19 testing

PathWest is the sole public pathology provider for the state of Western Australia and is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia to provide testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) for the Government of Western Australia.

All testing for COVID-19 performed by PathWest is completed in accordance with the Public Health Laboratory Network national guidelines, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serology (antibody) testing.

PCR is the test of choice for diagnosing acute COVID-19 infection. Serology has utility for the diagnosis of past COVID-19 infection. Serology does not have a role for diagnosis during acute illness.

PathWest also provide specimen collection services in line with WA Health testing criteria.

For more information on the Western Australian Government’s response to COVID-19, click here.

Can I be tested?

Get tested for COVID-19 early – people are most infectious when they first experience symptoms. COVID-19 can cause a range of symptoms. These can range from mild illness to pneumonia. If you experience any symptoms, no matter how mild, please get a COVID-19 test.

COVID-19 tests for the purposes of international visa requirements, G2G applications for travel interstate or work clearances are not available at public COVID clinics.

More information is available here.

Patient safety

Read more about patient safety measures currently implemented at PathWest.

Information for the community

Read more information for the community about COVID-19 (Healthy WA)

Learn about the simple steps to protect yourself from viruses (Healthy WA)

COVID-19 FAQs

Information for health professionals, employers and industries

Visit the Department of Health website for information for health professionals, aged care, travel and tourism, employers and other industries, including daily snapshots.

Last Updated: 23/11/2021