About this testing portal

The National Testing Policies are for health professionals ordering HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B tests and receiving, interpreting and delivering results to patients. They set out a framework for providing quality testing and removing real and perceived barriers to testing. The web based provision of the policies allows for regular revision and access to related resources (e.g. related policies, operational guidelines, evidence of best practice) with download and print functions.  Expert Reference Committees guide the development and updating of each testing policy.



New ASHM National HIV Testing Policy 2017 now available in PDF here. Updates to the online-searchable format will be available shortly.

Information about HIV rapid testing has been added to the Testing Portal which includes a list of sites offering HIV rapid tests.

The National HBV Testing Policy has recently been reviewed  by the Expert Reference Committee. Version 1.1 is now available. See what's changed from previous version.

The National HCV Testing Policy has recently been reviewed by the Expert Reference Committee. Version 1.2 is now available. See what's changed from previous version. 




Development of this site and the 2014 and 2017 revisions of the testing policies was supported by: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing