Wagga pathologists have been "absolutely flat out" trying to keep up with increased demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology's regional manager Pene Jefferies said her lab had been doing in excess of 200 coronavirus tests a day since late April.
The pathology lab has now taken on testing truck drivers for coronavirus as they travel through NSW on their way across the country.
Ms Jefferies said Douglass Hanly Moir had enlisted the help of student nurses who were unable to do their clinical placements because of the virus.
"We put them through an extensive and intensive training course. They've been fully supervised at the moment," she said.
IN OTHER NEWS:
"But they've relished it. And to be honest, they've been fantastic."
Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology has also this week taken over testing at an Albury pop-up clinic from the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.
"We didn't have to reinvent the wheel," Ms Jefferies said.
"We've got a number of drive-through clinics across NSW."
She said traditionally the pathology would have been carried out in Melbourne, which is now under a stage 4 lockdown.
"With the border closure it's much more feasible for the testing to be done in NSW," she said.
"So what we do is we bring all the specimens to our pathology lab in Wagga and then we send them up to Sydney to get tested."
Ms Jefferies said Wagga was "very, very well placed" to provide widespread coronavirus testing.
"I think we're really lucky in Wagga," she said.