COVID-19 swab supplies – substitutions required

In this period of increased demand for swabs for COVID-19 testing, there may be a requirement to substitute the Citotest swabs that are currently supplied. An additional/alternative swab type will be distributed to medical centres in orders processed from today. IMPORTANT NOTE: The Copan swabs were distributed pre-pandemic for the collection of samples for viral […]

IMPORTANT: Collection Centre update

From Friday August 20, some collection centres are closed until further notice. Click here to view the collection centres that are open with their opening hours.

COVID-19 saliva testing option

Weekly-tested border workers are being given the option of saliva testing to reduce the “discomfort” of regular COVID nasal swabs.  COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said on Wednesday more than 1400 border workers can look forward to the change, which he said came after “extensive due diligence”.  Read the full article here>>

URGENT – COVID-19 swab collection tubes

It has been brought to our attention that the transport media in a small number of the CITOSWAB® COVID collection tubes is appearing a different colour. Instead of the expected pink-red colour the liquid media is appearing a pale yellow-orange. PLEASE NOTE:– The expected colour is pink-red (right-hand tube)– The incorrect colour is a pale […]