COVID-19 Saliva PCR Test for Private Hospital Surgery – Pre-Admission
All Clear provides a COVID-19 saliva testing service in Auckland & Christchurch for Private Hospital Surgery – Pre-Admission using the innovative SalivaDirect™ process.
Our COVID-19 Saliva PCR tests are valid for:
- Private Hospital Surgery – Pre-Admission
SalivaDirect™ is an effective and accurate non-invasive saliva-based RT-qPCR test, without the need for an uncomfortable nasopharyngeal swab.
Lab results generally available within 1 business day.
We offer a mobile testing service in both Auckland & Christchurch. Register with your home or workplace address and desired date and time, and we will come to you to collect the saliva sample.
Standard Service Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm (Excl. Public Holidays), After Hours & Weekend services are available – Call Us for more information on 093920009
A surcharge may apply for remote locations
In partnership with Hill Laboratories, All Clear currently uses the non-invasive SalivaDirect™ protocol developed at Yale University to detect the virus in saliva of asymptomatic individuals.
SalivaDirect™ is a screening testing program developed specifically as a means to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. The protocol was quickly recognised as being a critical step in managing the pandemic and received US FDA emergency use authorisation (EUA) in August 2020. All Clear is proud to be on the forefront of implementing this innovative testing program across the Auckland and Canterbury regions.
Benefits of All Clear SalivaDirect™ COVID-19 testing are:
- Ease of Use - The saliva-based test is non-invasive and does not need medically trained personnel to collect samples. Saliva samples are easy to produce and do not involve the discomfort associated with inserting a swab. As a self-collected sample, Saliva is more acceptable to collect, especially for those needing regular testing.
- Fast Notification time – Current notification time for the Saliva test is generally only One Business day whereas the turnaround time for existing tests is around two to three days or longer depending on demand.
- Widespread testing – Through advantages in cost, speed and accuracy, the saliva tests can increase access to testing and control spread by identifying pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic carriers.
- High Accuracy – The saliva test has high sensitivity and specificity. SalivaDirect has been validated, with a reported accuracy of 94%. This has been accredited by IANZ in New Zealand. The saliva test has a specificity of 94%, with very few false positives. High specificity combined with frequent testing makes saliva-based testing extremely reliable for repeat screening tests in New Zealand.
- Simple, low-risk collection: Self-collection process reduces on-site processing times, and close contact with others which significantly reduces the cross-infection risk to others, making it ideal for regular testing for asymptomatic individuals
- Smarter Risk management in the era of COVID-19