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Self Requested Testing Information

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 health 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 no. Use the barcode no. to the open the file emailed to you.

You will receive your emailed results 4 hours after the completion of all testing.

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 our laboratory at 24 Rust Ave, Whangarei. 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 specimen collection. Payment can be made by Cash,  EFTPOS or Credit Card (Visa and Mastercard).

What tests are available?

The tests included on the Self Requested Tests request form are available (see below). The following tests are not available:

  • HIV
  • Genetic and paternity tests
  • Cytology
  • Histology

How do I make a request?

Self Requested Test request forms are available at Notrhland Pathology Collection Centres. You need to complete your details on the form and 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 need to consult 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. Northland Pathology do 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. Northland Pathology has no responsibility for the ongoing security of your results once they are sent.

The following tests are available for self requesting:

Blood Group
Chlamydia Swab/Urine
Cholesterol Only
Coeliac Screen
Faeces Culture (per sample)
Faeces Parasites (per sample) 
Faeces Giardia (per sample)
Faeces Rotovirus (per sample)
Faecal Occult Blood (per sample)
Full Blood Count
Fungi (Mycology)
Hepatitis A Antibodies
Hepatitis B Antibodies
Hepatitis C Antibodies
Iron Studies
INR (Prothrombin Ratio)
Lipids Full Panel
Microalbumin Urine
MRSA (2 Swabs)
Pregnancy Test (HCG)
Rubella Antibodies
Thyroid FT3
Thyroid FT4
Thyroid TSH
Uric Acid
Urinary Tract Infection
Vitamin B12/Folate
Vitamin D