COVID-19 & Other Testing Updates

As at Friday 22 May, 2020


Queens birthday weekend

Sample Receptions at our Hamilton location will be open on the Saturday morning of Queens Birthday Weekend (30 May, 2020) as per normal.  Our team will not be working on Monday 1 June, 2020 (the Queens Birthday statutory holiday), and will return to normal on Tuesday 2 June, 2020.


Analytica testing while at Covid-19 alert level 2

Analytica's full range of testing services are available as per normal.  There may, however, be some minor changes to normal frequency of testing and turn around times arising from how our testing operations are being organised to satisfy social distancing and contact minimisation.  Please see Other Testing Updates section below for any specific details.

Feel free to contact us at if you have any enquiries about services over this time, or if you have particular testing requirements you would like to discuss with us..

Our sites remain closed to visitors and non-urgent contractors.

Sample Delivery

Couriers are continuing to deliver samples and packages to Analytica. It appears that courier schedules may be slower or less frequent at present, and we encourage you to monitor tracking details of any packages sent to us.

You can personally deliver samples using a contactless process.  For details of delivering samples to our Hamilton laboratory, please call Food & Drug Sample Reception (07 974 4740 – Option 1) or Environmental Sample Reception (07 974 4740 – Option 2).  For delivery of asbestos or other samples to our Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, or Dunedin laboratories, use contact details on our website to call the location you wish to drop samples in to, or call Chris Wakefield on 021 345 115.

Sample Containers

We are continuing to supply sample containers and sampling equipment.  Please contact our Dispatch team on 07 444 5576 or at to place an order.  It is possible to arrange for the order to be sent by courier, or left at a location for contactless collection.


Testing is running as normal, unless specifically detailed below.  This now includes urgent testing services which are normally offered - please contact the laboratory in advance to discuss any urgent testing needs.

Honey Testing

Turn around times are generally as per normal,though at the longer end of the normal range. The exceptions to this are as follows, based on current sample numbers and capacities.

  • C4 Sugar testing – results are likely to take 4-5 weeks from sample receipt.
  • Colour, and conductivity testing – results are likely to take approximately 1 week from sample receipt.
  • Pollen analysis (by microscope) – results are likely to take 2-3 weeks from sample receipt.

Why Analytica?


Analytica Laboratories

P: +64 7 974 4740

Ruakura Research Centre,
10 Bisley Road, Private Bag 3123,
Hamilton 3214
New Zealand

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