The RCPA strongly recommends GPs and clinicians to conserve all swabs for urgent tests
24 March, 2020

Due to a limited supply, the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) is calling for all clinicians, GPs and healthcare providers to conserve the utilisation of all swabs, by limiting any unnecessary or non-urgent testing, such as for chronic leg ulcers.

Dr Michael Dray – President of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia said, “It is essential that the use of all swabs is conserved to critical testing only. Currently, swabs should only be utilised for the testing of COVID-19 where they meet testing criteria, and for other urgent conditions.
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