Patient Self Request Testing

QML Pathology offers a limited range of self requested pathology.  

In certain circumstances, a person may request to have a pathology test performed without the authorisation of a doctor or registered practitioner. 

  
Please note: In order to receive a Medicare rebate, pathology tests must be ordered by  a registered practitioner (doctor, midwife, nurse practitioner), therefore, tests ordered by an individual do not qualify for any Medicare rebate and must be paid for in full at the time of the collection. It is important to note that Pathology tests are usually requested by a patient’s doctor as they are medically qualified and trained to interpret and/or analyse the results after a full assessment of the clinical signs and symptoms a person may be experiencing. Some panels of testing are quite complex. There may be the possibility of misinterpretation of pathology results in the absence of advice from the appropriately trained and qualified Medical Practitioner. Patients using self requested testing will need to consult their local Medical Practitioner if they require interpretive advice. QML Pathology does not provide any interpretive services for results of self requested tests.
 
If you wish to proceed with a self requested test, please select your nearest area from the list below:


Disclaimer:

It is important to note that Pathology tests are usually requested by a patient’s doctor as they are medically qualified and trained to interpret and/or analyse the results after a full assessment of the clinical signs and symptoms a person may be experiencing. Some panels of testing are quite complex. There may be the possibility of misinterpretation of pathology results in the absence of advice from the appropriately trained and qualified Medical Practitioner. Patients using self requested testing will need to consult their local Medical Practitioner if they require interpretive advice. QML Pathology does not provide any interpretive services for results of self requested tests.