Patient self-requested testing

Patient Self Requested Testing Information

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 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 must be made at the time of collection.  Payment can be made by Cash, EFTPOS or Credit Card (Visa and Mastercard).

How do I make a request?

Self Requested Test request forms are available 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. 

Click here to print and view the Self Request Form