COVID-19 RT-PCR Test for Travel
To get your COVID-19 RT-PCR Test for travel, simply follow these 5 easy steps:
The Safework Laboratories COVID-19 RT-PCR Test for Travel provides travellers with the required digital and printable documents of their test results, allowing them to meet safety requirements before boarding a plane or embarking on a trip. Our specially-trained collectors conduct testing of asymptomatic travellers for COVID-19 at our nationwide collection centres, where strict health and safety protocols are always at the forefront of our company.
- Call our 24/7 client service number.
Our team will help you book a COVID-19 RT-PCR test for travel. We’ll set a date, time, and collection centre location that’s most convenient to you.
- Print out your personalised receipt/referral number or keep a digital copy handy.
Before arriving at the collection centre, have your receipt/referral number ready for scanning by our trained collector.
- Arrive at your designated collection centre.
A collector will facilitate the PCR test.
- Pay for your PCR test before flying.
You will only receive your result upon successful payment of your COVID-19 test. If you wish to prepay your test, call 1300 795 227 and ask to be connected to Accounts.
- Log in for results.
You’ll receive an SMS notification and an email confirming that the result or your PCR test certificate for travel is ready. Then log into your account to access a printable copy of it.
Have your results within 24/48 hours
Advantages of COVID-19 testing with Safework Laboratories include:
- A wide range of collection centres to accommodate travel testing nationwide
- Results available within 24-48 hours of testing
- Real-time notification of available results
- A secured portal to access a digital and printable PCR test travel certificate (for travel requirements)
- 24/7 customer service
The Testing Process
Speed, accuracy and safety are essential. So we focus our PCR testing process on all three. SW Labs’ new COVID-19 testing facilities and services employers are available throughout the country.
The Gold Standard of Testing
The industry considers PCR the gold standard for diagnosing COVID-19 infection. The laboratory test detects RNA, which contains the genetic information of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. If a donor’s swab sample shows evidence of virus RNA, it means they are actively infected.
Unlike rapid antibody tests, the RT-PCR searches for the presence of Coronavirus RNA rather than evidence of the body’s immune response. RNA is a key component of a virus’s anatomy and is unique to that particular virus. Once infection occurs, the coronavirus’s signature RNA can be detected, even before antibodies or symptoms of the disease appear. In contrast, an antibody test cannot determine this until at least a week after infection.
By looking for coronavirus RNAs, doctors can tell early on whether or not a person has contracted COVID-19.
Accredited COVID-19 Screening to ISO 15189
When testing for highly infectious diseases like COVID-19, accuracy could very well be a matter of life and death. That’s why our coronavirus screening service follows strict guidelines set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA).
Our processes are run according to ISO 15189 provisions and the CDNA National guidelines (Coronavirus disease 2019 – COVID-19; including both Section 7 and Appendix A: SARS-CoV-2 Laboratory testing). We also comply with National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) guidelines and employ clinical microbiologists who provide supervision for COVID testing.
Highly Efficient Collection and Testing
We understand how important it is to have safe and efficient COVID-19 testing. Our laboratories have full accreditation from NATA/RCPA (National Association of Testing Authorities and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia). Our staff are highly trained to safely collect and transport nasal swabs.
24/48 Hour Results
At SW Labs, we make sure that all of our test results come out as quickly as possible. We can have your PCR-based COVID-19 test results in as fast as 24/48 hours after we receive your specimen sample.
Safework Laboratories (SW Labs) is a national provider of health and safety products and services, including education, drug and alcohol and COVID-19 PCR testing for your workplace.
Our rapid response has included the establishment of accredited laboratories. It’s enabled us to assist our clients in meeting their COVID-19 risk management plan objectives. SW Labs continues to innovate and provide scientific expertise in Rapid PCR testing, to ensure community safety. As a national organisation, we’re capable of performing thousands of tests daily. Our goal is to instil confidence in the delivery of accurate results, giving Australians the opportunity to travel again and get back to business.
SW Labs is committed to assisting our customers in maintaining a safer, healthier, and more productive workforce. We provide flexible and tailored end-to-end solutions. You’ll get the test results you need quickly, accurately, and consistently. We ensure your company’s compliance with WHS and other legislative requirements, enabling you to focus on your core business.
Frequently asked questions
Is a Medicare rebate available for the COVID-19 travel tests?
There is no Medicare rebate available for the COVID-19 PCR test for international travel, as these tests are for asymptomatic patients only.
How many days in advance of my scheduled travel should my COVID-19 RT-PCR test to fly be performed?
It may vary from country to country. To find out how soon your COVID-19 PCR test should be scheduled before your trip, please check with the embassy of the country you are flying to. Or, check with your travel provider for these details.
Do I need a doctor’s referral to undergo a PCR test for travel?
No, a doctor’s referral isn’t required.
Do I need to refrain from eating or drinking particular food items or medicines before taking the PCR test?
No, you can eat or drink anything. It won’t affect the test.
What if I get a positive result?
Relevant State authority will be notified about any positive results. You will be contacted for further instruction.
What if I have an ‘indeterminate result’?
Your sample will be re-tested. If subsequent results are still indeterminate, we’ll contact you for another sample collection.
Don’t get caught up in the dangers of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Schedule your COVID-19 RT-PCR test with SafeWork Laboratories today!