Q If I am pregnant, does that mean I am eligible for free Zika testing?
A No. You are eligible for free testing only if you have Zika symptoms or your male partner is Zika-positive. In addition, you must be assessed by a doctor to require the Zika test.
To qualify as having Zika symptoms, you need to have a fever and a rash, as well as one other symptom - such as joint or muscle pains, red eyes or a headache.
Q What if I'm pregnant but have no Zika symptoms? Can I still get tested for free?
A If your doctor thinks you need the test even though you have no symptoms, you can get tested, although you will have to pay.
It will cost $60 if you are a subsidised patient at a public healthcare institution, and $150 if you are a private patient.
Q What if I have Zika symptoms but I'm not pregnant?
A If you have the symptoms - a fever and a rash, as well as one other symptom - and your doctor thinks you need the test, you can also get tested.
However, it is not free. You will have to pay $60 if you are a subsidised patient, or $150 if you are a private patient.