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Queens Birthday Weekend & Matariki Day (June 24th)

Rako Science will be open over Queens Birthday weekend and on Matariki– we will continue to deliver on our turnaround times.

Complete your Test-to-Fly pre-departure PCR
saliva-based COVID-19 test.

What we do

Rako Science provides saliva-based COVID-19 testing at scale to protect New Zealand workers, businesses and vulnerable communities, and pre-departure PCR testing to international passengers leaving New Zealand.

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Non-Invasive

Our saliva test is non-invasive and suitable for young children.

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High Accuracy

Our saliva test has high sensitivity and specificity and has been proven to be as accurate as nasal tests.  

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Rapid Antigen Tests

Our test is not a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) – it is a diagnostically validated PCR test with 99.1% overall accuracy. Rako Science does not supply RAT’s.

Rapid Antigen tests take about 15 minutes to process but are prone to false positives and false negatives. They are not a suitable surveillance test because they are poor at early detection. Learn more

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Verified Science

Processed through IGENZ, our test is IANZ accredited and the only diagnostically validated saliva test for COVID-19 in New Zealand. 

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Fast turnaround time

Our PCR Travel Certificates are normally available within 24 hours.

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Internationally recognised

Our PCR Travel Certificates are successfully used at airline check-in and airport arrivals for international travelers to Asia, Europe, the USA and  Australia.

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QR Code Verification 

Our PCR Travel Certificates include QR codes allowing airlines and border authorities to verify authenticity online.  

WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE SAID

Through Rako Science, we had all our pre-departure saliva-based COVID-19 testing for both the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta and the Tokyo Olympic Games completed locally, in a collection site opened with our team in mind. 

Michael Brake

Olympic Gold Medalist in the New Zealand Men’s Eight

Our Partners

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