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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How is the coronavirus diagnosed?

    How do I get tested?
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    Dr Amandeep Hansra

    GP (General Practitioner)

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) is diagnosed through a test which is ordered if you meet criteria for being a suspected case. The test is done on swabs from the back of the nose or throat or fluid from the lungs. The tests look for evidence of virus particles. In the first instance, to get medical advice, call your local general practitioner or ring Healthdirect on 1800 022 222. They will be able to discuss your symptoms and travel history with you, to help decide if you need testing and where to go to get this completed.

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