Charges for lab tests

When do I have to pay for a lab test?

Most testing is paid for by your district health board. A few tests, including those listed below, have charges that you pay when you get the test.

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 $12.00 will be charged for each visit. 

Test

Price (GST incl)

JAK2

$280.70

BCR-abl

$692.06

Faecal Calprotectin

$122.00

TPMT

$124.82

Serum Free Light Chains

$165.63

Urine Iodine

$60.38

Tau Transferrin

$133.39

Test

Price (GST incl)

IGF1

$68.48

Red cell Magnesium

$32.20

hs-CRP

$38.09

6 Thioguanine nucleotides/6MMP

$222.87

Plasma Zinc

$32.20

Insulin/Glucose

$39.00

ACTH

$55.00

IGF BP-3        

$172.50

HGH

$20.47

Charges for other tests

A charge always applies for these tests:

Test

Price (GST incl)

Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH)

$63.00

Quantiferon Gold

$78.50

Urine Pregnanediol

$44.53

Cortisol Binding Globulin

$56.56

Salivary Progesterone

$38.63

Charges apply for the following 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 $12.00 will be charged for each visit. 

Haematology

Microbiology/Molecular Biology

Test

Price (GST incl)

CBC

$25.50

INR

$23.49

Ferritin

$15.00

Test

Price (GST incl)

MRSA

$26.30

Quantiferon gold

$78.50

Vaginal (culture)

$32.50

Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea PCR

$55.00

Immunology

Biochemistry

Test

Price (GST incl)

Hepatitis A Immunity

$21.51

Hepatitis B Immunity

$21.51

Hepatitis B diagnosis

$21.51

Hepatitis B viral load

$282.56

Hepatitis C antibody

$21.00

Rubella IgG

$25.00

Blood group ABO/RH

$20.00

Measles

$30.00

Mumps

$42.35

Varicella (IgG)

$30.00

RPR / VDRL (Syphilis)

$50.00

Test

Price (GST incl)

Liver function

$40.20

Lipids

$34.01

Glucose

$9.00

HbA1c

$29.50

HCG (Pregnancy test)

$26.50

Vitamin D

$40.00

 Cytology

Test

Price (GST incl)

Gynaecological (smear)

$49.00

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

Laboratory tests for an Immigration medical

As at July 2012 there are three different laboratory test referral forms that may be used as part of the medical assessment for immigration purposes.  Your doctor will decide which form is used and prices are shown below.

Administration fees which includes (standard and immigration fee charages) total of $34.00 will be charged for each visit.

Standard tests

Discretionary tests

Test

Price (GST incl)

Full blood count

$25.50

Serum creatinine

$6.50

Syphilis screening

$50.00

Hepatitis B surface antigen

$21.51

HIV

$21.51

Hepatitis C antibody

$21.00

HbA1c

$29.50

Test

Price (GST incl)

Urinalysis

$28.00

Creatinine microalbumin ratio

$34.99

Faeces culture

$27.47

Liver function tests

$40.20

Lipids (preferably fasting)

$34.01

Glucose (preferably fasting) $9.00

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.

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