Aged Care Hotline 1800 570 573 (Hotline open 8am-6pm, Monday-Sunday)

Our experienced mobile team will respond and be onsite to a metropolitan location within 2 hours, with sentinel results available within 24 hours.

The service is bulk billed with a referral form. There is no cost to the resident, staff member or aged care facility for this service.


Aged Care Facility (ACF) Information Pack

This information pack identifies the process involved if your facility requires either a collection or test for a COVID-19 sample. Clinpath Pathology have two service models across South Australia; Metro & Regional

Swab Collection Guide

A guide to assist your staff in the collection of COVID-19 specimens

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COVID-19 Testing Metro Response Plan

Aged Care Facility (ACF)


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COVID-19 Testing Regional Response Plan

Aged Care Facility (ACF)

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Training video for COVID-19 swab collection

As an additional resource, this  animated video has been created to further assist aged care nurses and staff in completing a COVID-19 swab collection.

This video demonstrates the procedure, including instructions for:

  • Appropriate preparation
  • Throat and nasal swab collection
  • Packaging the completed swab

Respiratory Viruses Report

Weekly and annual report summaries of significant infectious diseases circulating in our area of service