GPs face $20k fines for using serology tests to diagnose coronavirus

Use of the tests for diagnosis has been banned in two states

GPs could face fines up to $20,000 for improper use of coronavirus serology tests after at least two states have prohibited their use for diagnostic purposes.

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Minister for Health Greg Hunt announced last month that the Federal Government had secured 1.5 million of the point-of-care tests to be used in general practices in the fight against COVID-19.

"They will allow us to assist with greater testing of health workers themselves to give them the confidence and — where appropriate — patients," he said at the time.

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