Patient Self Requested Testing Information
REQUEST A TEST ON MYSELF
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Am I able to request tests on myself?
Yes, for a defined range of tests you are able to self-request if you are aged 16 years or over. For any medical advice regarding these tests, please consult your healthcare provider.
How will I get my results?
We will email your results to you if an email address is provided on the Self Requested Test request form. Results sent by email are password protected – we will provide a copy of the completed request form with a request barcode number. Use the barcode number to open the file emailed to you.
We can mail your results to your nominated address if no email address is provided (allow 7 working days after the completion of testing) or you can collect your results from the main our main Wellington Laboratory at Wellington Hospital. Photo ID is required.
Will my healthcare provider receive a copy of the results?
No, but we may seek your authorisation to do so if your results are abnormal.
How do I pay?
Payment can be made online, or in person at the the of collection by either cash, EFTPOS or Credit Card (Visa and Mastercard).
How do I make a request?
You can Self Request tests electronically or via request at Wellington SCL collection centres which have payment facilities.
You need to complete your details on the form, sign and date the declaration.
Payment must be made and then the specimens are collected and sent to the laboratory for testing.
How will I know what the results mean?
You will need to consult with your healthcare provider if you require interpretive advice.
Medical test results should not be interpreted in isolation but in conjunction with any clinical signs and symptoms a person may also have – your registered healthcare provider has specific training and experience in this. Wellington SCL does not provide any interpretation services for results on self requested tests. We strongly advise you to consult your healthcare provider about interpretation of the results. Wellington SCL has no responsibility for the ongoing security of your results once they are sent.
The following tests are available for self requesting
Note an administation fee $13.50 will be charged per visit, and where your sample is referred to another testing laboratory, packining and courier fees may also apply.
Self Requested Tests and Prices
|Faeces micro/culture – Giardia and or Cryptosporidium, Faecal Parasites||$126.00|
|Urinary Tract Infection||$31.00|
|Parasite (per sample)|
|Hepatitis B Immunity||$24.00|
|Hepatitis A Immunity||$24.00|
|Hepatitis C Immunity||$24.00|
|Blood Group ABO/RH||$39.50|
|Apolipoprotein G Genotype||$229.50|
|Insulin – fasting||$49.00|
|Free Cortisol – 24 Hr Urine||$32.00|
|Cortisol Binding Globulin||$46.00|
|HCG (Pregnancy test)||$29.50|
|Testosterone only (Male)||$30.00|
|Vitamin B12 and Folate||$23.50|
|Red Cell Magnesium||$41.50|
|Iodine (casual urine)||$65.00|