Covid Testing | Hill Laboratories - NZ

Covid Testing


Hill Laboratories is now fully accredited to conduct Covid-19 testing on both saliva and nasopharyngeal swabs.

We employ the “SalivaDirect” methodology in our Hamilton-based laboratory. This method was developed by New Zealander Anne Wyllie’s group at the Yale School of Public Health in the US. This is a non-proprietary method, generously made publically-available for all to use. The SalivaDirect method has been adopted by many laboratories across the world, with millions of tests successfully conducted. It has been fully ‘diagnostically’ validated, and is now referenced in many publications in peer-reviewed journals. In short, it is an example of science being conducted to a high standard, and we feel privileged to be part of the international community applying this science in the fight against the pandemic.

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Initially, we will mainly be delivering saliva testing services for Covid to businesses, preferably working through our existing partners who specialise in the collection of human biological samples. Therefore, if your business has a need to test for Covid and you would like to learn more about our saliva testing services, then please get in touch with us.

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