Sonic Healthcare operates pathology collection centres across the country. These centres are available to our Food & Water Testing clients as drop-off points for samples to be tested, and transported via our courier network.
Clients leaving samples at any of our collection centres by a nominated time on a day can be assured that testing will be undertaken within a 24-hour time frame. Please contact the individual collection centre for advice relating to drop-off times.
Our Australia-wide drop-off points and courier service are a point of difference, and offer an advantage for all clients. Providing easy access to SFWT laboratory testing by allowing delivery to any one of a number of locations rather than a single designated point, our clients benefit from a streamlined service, with time-efficient and cost-effective sample delivery.
To ensure your sample is received at the laboratory and suitable for testing, please note:
- samples must be packaged to minimise potential for breakage
- some samples require refrigeration following collection and during transport
- samples should reach the laboratory for processing within 24 hours of collection
- samples may be transported to our Penrith laboratory either on the day of collection, or overnight - from one of more than 500 collection centres in NSW and the ACT.