Drop Off and Pick-Up Location


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How and when you will get your results?

Your results will be provided within 24 hours from the time your sample is received at the testing laboratory.

Results are sent to the COVID-19 test result repository held by ESR. Using a secure electronic system, a text message is automatically sent out from ESR to your mobile phone as soon as the result is available.

Where do I access my results?

Your test history and results will be available within the app.


In many border workplaces there will be one or more saliva sample collection booths. This is where you will find a supply of tubes and biohazard bags.

The sample drop off point will be located close to the booth, this is where you will drop your completed samples. The sample collection booths will be easily visible with distinct signage and will have easily visible sample collection instructions to help you.

You can drop the sample into the drop-off point anytime within 12-hours of making the sample.

See what Kiwis are saying about the saliva testing programme

“The app on my phone has been easy to use and there are multiple drop off points now, so easy when I am not at work.”

Leaha North
Charge Nurse, MIQ Facility

“Quick, very convenient and painless. You can do it at anytime of the day or night, to fit in with your work.”

Chris Coleman
Marine Pilot, Lyttelton Port Company

“I have done a saliva test almost every day and is a huge relief when the result comes through the next day.  Easy, painless and lowers my stress levels.”

MIQ Facility, Auckland and Wellington