Do I need to book for labtests?

Do I need to book for labtests?

Yes you can. To check which tests are available as a self-referral and their costs, please visit If you are wanting a test that is not on this list, you will need a referral from a NZ medical practitioner.

How long do blood test results take labtests?

Laboratory results are generally available 24-72 hrs following the receipt of the sample at the laboratory.

Who owns labtests NZ?

Healthscope owns Labtests NZ which has district health board contracts and South Island assets.

Are blood tests free in NZ?

When should a patient be charged? Citizens of New Zealand, Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau have automatic eligibility for “free” testing on most diagnostic test requests ordered by an appropriately registered NZ-based doctor, midwife or nurse practitioner.

Is labtest free?

Non-eligible patients are always charged. Pre-travel checks for vaccination or Visa application Clearance for students or work-experience placement, e.g. nursing, occupational therapy, medicine Other ‘certification’ purposes Note: Testing for Public Health purposes is not charged.

How long does it take to get results back from Covid test NZ?

You will be notified when the result is available, usually between 2–5 days. If you have not received your result after 5 days, please contact your doctor or the testing centre where your swab was taken.

Who owns APHG NZ?

NZ Super Fund
APHG is owned by the NZ Super Fund, Te Pūia Tāpapa (TPT), and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Learn more about what we do. We deliver over 150,000 tests every day across New Zealand through the private and public sector, including 13 DHBs.

What should you do before a blood test?

What Should You Do Before Your Blood Test

  • Check Your Insurance Coverage.
  • Drink Water.
  • Talk to Your Doctor About Your Medications.
  • Find Out if You Should Fast or Not.
  • Avoid Certain Activities.
  • Warm Your Extremities.
  • Schedule Your Blood Tests Early in the Day.
  • Make Sure the Lab is Certified.

How much does it cost to check vitamin D level?

On average, a vitamin D deficiency test can cost $50, typically covered by health insurance.

Does it cost money to do a blood test?

What do blood tests cost? Costs of various blood tests vary, but Medicare generally covers all or part of the cost. Most tests are bulk-billed. If money is a worry for you, call the laboratory (the number will be on your form) and ask how much the tests cost and how much Medicare covers.

How much does it cost to have your blood type tested?

Get a blood type test at Quest Diagnostics, the largest laboratory company in the US. Our service costs $36.11 and you should have your blood type test results in 3-5 business days.

Where can I find lab tests in New Zealand?

Labtests and Northland Pathology is here to help you. We can be contacted in a variety of ways. Mt Wellington, Auckland 1060. Penrose, Auckland 1642. Our Collection Centres cover greater Auckland. View our Collection Centre Locations. View our Collection Centre Locations.

Where can I find labtests?

Labtests Laboratory and Head Office 37- 41 Carbine Road Mt Wellington, Auckland 1060. Our Mailing Address is: PO Box 12049 Penrose, Auckland 1642. Our Collection Centres cover greater Auckland. View our Collection Centre Locations. Our Main Phone Number is: 09 574 7399. Our Results Inquiry Line is: 09 574 7398

How do I contact labtests?

There are a number of ways in which you can communicate with us: Complete the “contact Labtests” form above Phone our Contact Centre on 09 574 7399 Write a letter and post to Labtests, P O Box 12049, Penrose 1642, Auckland