From mid April 2023 Rako Science COVID-19 testing will only be available in Hamilton and Auckland. Please refer to the Locations Page for details.
What we do
We specialise in COVID-19 PCR (RT-PCR) saliva testing and COVID-19 antibody testing from our national network of collection sites and laboratories.
PCR Saliva Testing
This service includes accredited travel certification for international passengers, workplace testing for businesses and screen productions, and non—invasive, family friendly testing for the general public
Our COVID-19 saliva-based test is non-invasive (no swabs) and suitable for young children.
Our saliva test is as accurate as nasal tests. Our tests pick up early infection before symptoms develop.
Fast turnaround time
Saliva test results and PCR (RT-PCR) Travel Certificates are available same day (by midnight). Urgent six-hour tests are available at our Auckland Airport precinct site.
Antibody test results are available within 7 days.
Our customer service line is available for our travelling or non-travelling clients.
Our COVID-19 test is IANZ accredited and the only diagnostically validated COVID-19 saliva test in New Zealand.
Rapid Antigen Tests
Our saliva COVID-19 test is not a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). Rako Science does not supply RATs.
RATs are prone to false test results and unsuitable for surveillance testing. Learn more
Our PCR (RT-PCR) Travel Certificates and QR codes are successfully used at airline check-in and airport arrivals for international travellers to Asia, Europe, the USA, and Australia.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE SAID ABOUT OUR COVID-19 TESTING SERVICES
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.
Olympic Gold Medalist in the New Zealand Men’s Eight