For information on results deliver, see bottom of page.

I'm traveling internationally

If you are travelling internationally, please visit the Sonic Travel Testing page for further details.

Click here for details about international travel

I'm travelling interstate

If you are travelling interstate, please visit your nearest dedicated drive through collection site.


Please bring your Medicare card.
No appointment is required.

Click here for testing locations

I need a test pre-admission to hospital

If you are preparing to be admitted to hospital and require a pre-admission COVID-19 test, ensure your Doctor has given you a request form.
Then in the time before your admission, as advised by your Doctor, visit your nearest dedicated drive through collection site.

 

Please bring your request form from your Doctor and your Medicare card.
No appointment is required.

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My employer needs me to be tested for COVID-19

If your employer has asked you to be tested for COVID-19 as part of a corporate arrangement, they should provide you with a request form, please bring this to your nearest dedicated drive through collection site.

 

No appointment is required.

Click here for testing locations

I have symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the Tasmanian Government website,

Click here to view the symptoms of COVID-19 

 
If you have one or more of the symptoms of COVID-19 or your Doctor has given you a request form to be tested for COVID-19 or other respiratory viruses, please visit your nearest dedicated drive through collection site.

 

Please bring your Medicare card and smart phone or tablet, if you have one.
No appointment is required.

Click here for testing locations

I have been near someone with COVID-19

If you have been advised by Tasmanian Public Health to get a COVID-19 test, or believe you have been in contact with someone who may have COVID-19, please visit your nearest dedicated drive through collection site.

 

Please bring your Medicare card and smart phone or tablet, if you have one.
No appointment is required.

Click here for testing locations

Results

Positive results

In the unlikely event that your results are positive for COVID-19, you will be contacted by the public health unit of the state where your test was collected. You must self-isolate immediately and wait until you are advised by the public health unit of your next steps.

Negative results

When your test is complete and the result is negative, you will receive an SMS. Due to the current high volume of testing, this will be approximately 72 hours after your sample has been collected. If you do not receive an SMS after this time , please phone the testing laboratory on (03) 6223 1955.
International Travellers will receive a link to their travel report via SMS, please see the international travel testing page for more details. 

SMS Disclaimer

All results where COVID-19 is 'Negative' will be sent to patients via SMS where a mobile number has been provided.

Please be aware that SMS is not considered completely secure and is subject to typographical error, misdirection or non-delivery.

We will make every effort to SMS the result, but can take no responsibility should you fail to receive the SMS or your privacy is breached.

Limited identifying details are sent in the SMS result.

Please note, only COVID-19 ‘Negative’ results will be sent as an SMS. 

Results usually take up to 48 hours from the time the sample is received in our laboratory. However due to current high volume of testing, results may not be available until after this time.

If you have not received your result after this time, please call our Results Department on 03 6223 1955