RCPA supports the Use of Self-Collection for COVID-19 as Directed by a Medical Professional
29 May, 2020

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) supports the use of self-collection for COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests, when performed under the direction of a medical professional. During a recent trial, self-collected specimens were shown to be an acceptable alternative to specimens collected by healthcare workers and will therefore help to meet demand for COVID-19 testing in the community.

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