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COVID-19 diagnostic testing

ESR offers a molecular diagnostic laboratory test for COVID-19. This service is for samples sent by medical professionals only. ESR does not test patients onsite for COVID-19.

The service will accept respiratory samples from all suspect cases that have been discussed with the local Medical Officer of Health.

SARS-CoV-2 molecular diagnostic laboratory test:

ESR has validated all our molecular diagnostic COVID-19 tests and obtained IANZ accreditation. We also continually participate in the RCPA Quality Assurance Programme and other quality assurance exercises to help us maintain the highest test accuracy.

For further information, laboratory and medical staff, please contact virology@esr.cri.nz