PCR tests are now predominantly for symptomatic patients only
5 January, 2022

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) strongly recommends that PCR tests are now only available for: patients who are unwell; or, those who have been advised to do so by the Health Department.

At the present time, most laboratories have exceeded their testing capacity. This has happened for three reasons: the increased volume of testing; a change in how laboratories can now test due to a higher number of positive PCR results; and staff shortages.

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