An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a bedside test that involves placing electrodes on the chest, arms and legs to obtain an electrical signal from the heart. The ECG provides a quick window into the function and activity of the heart and can provide your cardiologist with vital diagnostic information on whether your heart is functioning normally.

What to bring

  • Original request form for the test (if provided by your referring doctor)
  • Any concession cards, including valid Medicare and any private health care cards
  • List of current medications

What to wear

Ensure you wear loose and comfy clothing.


The appointment lasts for 10 minutes and the whole test will be completed within this time.


The final results of your ECG will be sent to your referring doctor within 24 hours of the test being performed.