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Pathology

Pathology

 

From Monday 27 August 2018, Australian Clinical Labs is increasing their pathology services at Westwood Medical Centre adding three extra days including Saturday mornings, offering patients additional choice and convenience. They will now be available from Monday to Saturday (8.30am to 12.30pm).

 

Most services are bulk-billed to our patients holding Medicare cards. There may be a fee for some specialised tests not covered by Medicare.

 

WHAT DO I NEED FOR MY TEST?

 

  1. For most tests, an appointment is not required and on arrival at the clinic you will be attended to in order of arrival.
  2. You will need to bring with you the pathology request form which has been signed by your doctor.
  3. You need to bring your Medicare card and, if applicable, pension or Health Care Card including Veteran’s Affairs card.

 

OBTAINING MY RESULTS

 

Routine test results are generally available within 2 days of collection. However, some tests are more involved and may take longer.

 

To assist you in organising a follow up appointment with your doctor, we encourage you to ask your doctor or pathology nurse when the results will be available.

 

FASTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PATIENTS

 

Some tests require fasting for 8-15 hours prior to collection of the sample.

 

The most common tests that require fasting are lipid testing including cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL/LDL, glucose and Glucose Tolerance Tests.

 

Please maintain adequate intake of plain water during the fasting period. Tea, coffee and soft drinks must not be consumed.

 

Smoking should also be avoided.