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 approximately 7 working days after the completion of testing) or you can arrange collection of your results from a Wellington SCL collection centre. 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 time of collection by either EFTPOS or credit card (Visa and Mastercard). Please note, cash payments will not be accepted.
How do I make a request?
You can self request tests electronically or via request at Wellington SCL collection centres with 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.