Comprehensive cardiac testing when and where you need it
Heart tests, also referred to as diagnostic or non-invasive cardiac tests, are used to diagnose a variety of conditions of your heart. Depending on the test, we may be looking at the structure or electrical conduction of your heart, at rest or under stress.
Our Cardiology centres offer a full suite of cardiac tests for investigation and diagnosis of a variety of conditions. With over 70 centres across Australia, we are able to provide fast access to cardiac testing when and where you need it.
See below a list of common tests available at our centres.
Common Heart Tests
What do I need for a heart test?
To have a heart test at Advara HeartCare, you will need a referral from your doctor or specialist. Depending on the type of test you have been referred for, there may be minimal preparation, or no preparation required at all.
Do you need a referral for a heart test?
Yes. To make an appointment for a test, you will require a referral from your GP or specialist.
How do I make an appointment?
To make an appointment, please contact the centre listed on your referral, or, click here to find the closest centre to you.
Will I get a rebate through medicare?
Yes – provided you have an up to date referral that meets MBS criteria, you will receive a rebate from medicare.
Who can be referred for a heart test?
Any individual who requires a cardiac test can be referred to an Advara HeartCare Centre.
How long does a referral last?
That depends on who has provided the referral and for which tests. Generally, referrals from a specialist will remain current for three months, whereas a referral from a General Practitioner will remain current for 12 months, unless otherwise specified.
What's the referral process?
If you are experiencing symptoms or concerned about your heart health, you will need to first make an appointment to visit your GP. Your GP will assess your symptoms and recommend the appropriate tests. If your GP refers you for a cardiac test, you can phone your nearest Advara HeartCare centre to make an appointment. The team may request that you provide a copy of your referral in advance, or that you simply bring it on the day.
This information is of a general nature. If you are concerned about your heart health, discuss this with your local doctor.