Coronavirus: State health department begins refusing GP tests

WA Health officials, including chief health officer Dr Andrew Robertson, have introduced new restrictions due to a shortage of testing supplies

WA's public pathology laboratories will reject all coronavirus swabs from GPs in Perth as the state faces an acute shortage of the chemical reagent used in the diagnostic tests.

Dr Andrew Robertson
WA Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Robertson.

The move comes after GPs Australia-wide were told last week to restrict coronavirus testing only to those patients who met national