Delay in COVID-19 Test Results
Demand for Covid testing increased across the state since late December & the time it has taken for results to be returned has lengthened. This has meant that some people have received “Unsuitable” test results, due to the nasal swabs expiring before they could be tested or don’t have results. We are very sorry to those people who have been impacted by this. Unfortunately this is out of our control as the swabs are sent to pathology labs that are overwhelmed.
If you were tested because you had symptoms:
If you were tested because you were a household or household-like close contact of someone with Covid:
If you have taken a “Rapid Antigen Test” and the result is positive, please isolate immediately and report to the Victorian Department of Health at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/report. This is a mandatory requirement.