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Charges for Lab Tests

Charges for Lab Tests

When do I have to pay for a lab test?

Wellington SCL’s 3DHB laboratory contract specifies which tests are funded and who can order them.  Please refer to the below list of laboratory tests for details of the funding categorisation.  

Click here to view the 3DHB Funded and Unfunded Laboratory Test List 

Some general patient tests may have fees

The tests below will have fees if your GP orders them.  They will be free if your specialist orders them or if your GP’s request has already been approved by a registered medical specialist.  Payment is required at the time of sample collection. 

An administration fee of $14.00 will be charged for each visit.

Where your test is referred to another testing laboratory additional charges relating to packaging and courier fees will also apply.  

TestPrice
JAK2$274.00
BCR-abl$586.50
Tau Transferrin$234.50
TPMT$146.68
Serum Free Light Chains$141.50
Urine Iodine$77.50

TestPrice
IGF1$68.48
Red cell Magnesium$41.50
hs-CRP$25.50
6 Thioguanine nucleotides/6MMP$222.87
Plasma Zinc$41.50
Insulin/Glucose$49.00
IGF BP-3        $221.00
HGH$23.50

Charges for Other Tests

Testing is not paid for by the district health boards in the following situations:

  • pre-employment or training placement; e.g. nursing and medical students
  • employment related (workplace health testing), or for an overseas posting or deployment
  • immigration or visa medicals
  • insurance medicals or any other medicals such as a pilot’s medical
  • a research study or drug trial or similar
  • people who are visiting New Zealand and/or are not New Zealand residents and who are not elligible for public funding
  • patients of non-medical practitioners such as dentists, naturopaths
  • self-ordered by patients.

These lists will be updated as funding rules change.

Here are prices of tests commonly requested in the situations described above.  Payment is required at the time of sample collection.  An administration fee of $14.00 will be charged for each visit. 

Haematology

TestPrice
CBC$28.50
INR$25.50
Ferritin$17.00

Microbiology

TestPrice
MRSA$34.50
Quantiferon Gold$86.00
Vaginal Culture$43.50
Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea PCR$58.50

Immunology

TestPrice
Hepatitis A Immunity$24.00
Hepatitis B Immunity$24.00
Hepatitis B Diagnosis$24.00
Hepatitis B Viral Load$314.50
Hepatitis C Antibody$26.50
Rubella IgG$28.00
ABO/RH Blood Group$22.50
Measles$34.50
Mumps$34.50
Varicella IgG$34.50
RPR/VDRL (Syphilis)$24.00

Biochemistry

TestPrice
Liver Function$51.00
Lipids$38.50
Glucose$11.00
HbA1c$31.50
HCG (Pregnancy)$29.50
Vitamin D$55.00

Cytology

TestPrice
Gynaecological Smear$48.50

If a test you require is not shown above, or if you are uncertain about any charges, please contact our Accounts Department on (03) 474 8341 for more information.

Wellington SCL – Test Price List 2020

Laboratory tests for an Immigration medical

Laboratory tests ordered as part of the medical assessment for immigration purposes may vary.  Your doctor will decide which tests are required. Prices are shown below.

Administration fees which includes (standard and immigration fee charages) will be charged for each visit.

Standard Tests

Standard immigration tests include:

  • Full Blood Count
  • Serum Creatinine
  • Syphilis Screening
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
  • Hepatitis C Antibody
  • HbA1c

These tests will incur a charge of $164.00 plus an administration fee of $24.50.

Discretionary Tests

You may be required to perform additional testing.

TestPrice
Urinalysis$31.00
Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio$37.50
Faeces Culture (1 Sample)$115.00
Liver Function Tests$51.00
Lipids (preferably fasting)$38.50
Glucose (preferably fasting)$11.00

Commercial testing

For more information about our commercial services and pricing for workplace testing, testing for research programmes, or health and wellbeing testing, refer to our commercial testing page.

How can I pay?

Click here for information about paying your account.