COVID-19 and respiratory testing

SA Pathology offers a range of collection options for patients seeking COVID-19 and full panel respiratory testing.

Full panel respiratory testing is available with a GP referral for the detection of COVID-19 and respiratory pathogens influenza A & B, RSV, metapneumovirus, parainfluenza 1, 2 & 3, adenovirus, rhinovirus, Mycoplasma and Bordetella pertussis.

Please note – COVID-19 results are sent direct to the patient or nominated contact via a text message. All respiratory test results are sent to the requesting doctor.

Referral from a GP

Attend a collection centre

PCR swab collection for full panel respiratory testing, including COVID-19 is available at select collection centres in the metropolitan area and across regional South Australia. Bookings preferred.

To view a full list of sites and to book online, visit our Coronavirus information page.

To ensure the health and safety of all persons accessing our services, we maintain strict infection control measures which includes the wearing of masks while in our collection centres.


Self-collected PCR swabs for full panel respiratory testing provide a safe, fast and reliable way to diagnose respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. Self-collect kits are available from your GP.

Self-collect specimens must be accompanied by a GP request form.

For a full list of drop off locations, visit our self-collect respiratory testing page.

COVID-19 testing sites

COVID-19 testing is available without a GP referral at our dedicated sites.

For a full listing of COVID-19 only testing sites, visit our Coronavirus information page.