Patients are able to self request from a defined range of tests. You must be aged 16 or over to self request a test. For any medical advice regarding these tests, please consult your health provider.
How do I make a request?
You can self request tests electronically here.
Or complete a self requested test form, available at SCL Collection Centres or download one here.
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 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 the open the file emailed to you.
You will receive your emailed results 3 working days 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).
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 EFTPOS or Credit Card (Visa and Mastercard).
What tests are available?
The tests included on the Self Requested Tests request form are available. The following tests are not available:
- Genetic and paternity tests
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. SCL 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. SCL has no responsibility for the ongoing security of your results once they are sent.