Use this form to request an asymptomatic COVID-19 swab to be completed at either Johnsonville Medical Centre or Thorndon Medical Centre.
Please complete this form for each person requiring a swab.
Travel to China currently requires 2 swabs, one each day prior to the date of your international flight. We will book your swabs early in the morning on each day, in order to maximise the time available for the lab to process these swabs.
Because the Chinese government requires that the second swab is the day before the date of travel, we cannot guarantee that you will receive the result before your flight, in which case you may not be able to travel. Unfortunately this is completely out of our control, as these requirements come from the Chinese government and we cannot influence laboratory testing schedules.
Unfortunately we cannot proceed with these swabs without your agreement regarding responsibility for the swab results, given the significantly shorter timeframes required by the Chinese government.
Please contact us on 04 920 8850 to discuss your concerns.
Aymptomatic swabbing related to employment is discouraged by the Ministry of Health, in order to manage testing capacity. If you feel that you circumstances do require a swab despite this (e.g. your work is related to the border or high risk), please submit the form and we will discuss this with you.
Asymptomatic COVID-19 tests for travel or employment are not funded by the NZ Government.
The cost of a swab is $276 including GST per swab. This includes the collection of the swab, the administration of the sample, the transport and testing of the swab at Wellington SCL and the sending of the result to you.
Please note that, for individuals, payment is required prior to the swab being taken, and where an organisation is paying for the swab, the result is not released until payment is received.
It can normally take up to 48 hours for us to receive your result, and this can be up to 72 hours when there are a higher than normal level of swabs being processed.
We will do out best to accomodate the swab in time for the result, but this cannot be guaranteed.