Once your doctor refers you for cardiac monitoring with us, you can visit one of our clinics located throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Western Diagnostic Pathology works in partnership with leading consultant cardiologists, who will run timely, accurate and affordable cardiac lab diagnostics including, ECGs, Holter Monitor Services and 24 Hour blood pressure monitoring.
You won’t need to make an appointment for ECG monitoring, however you will need to make an appointment for both Holter Monitoring and Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM).
All test results will then be sent to your referring doctor within 24 hours, or earlier if urgent.
To find one of our designated cardiac care patient pathology collection centres offering ABPM, Holter Monitoring and ECGs, click here.
What is 24-hour holter monitoring?
This is a basic, non-invasive tool that’s used to evaluate and manage cardiac symptoms. The monitor continuously records the patient’s cardiac rhythm for 12 to 24 hours. The data is then sent to our lab where it’s analysed. A report is sent to the referring doctor within 24 to 48 hours after our lab receives the results.
24-hour blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)
This type of monitoring will help your doctor assess whether you’ll need to be prescribed anti-hypertensive medication. The monitor takes blood pressure readings every 20 minutes during the day and once an hour after the patient activates the sleep mode. Data is then transmitted to our laboratory. Once received, the results are sent to your referring doctor.
Our clinic will bulk-bill all cardiology testing that’s eligible for Medicare – and because of this, often there won’t be any out-of-pocket expenses.
Please note that ABPM is not covered by Medicare and will incur an out-of-pocket cost.