Sending Samples from Overseas

Analytica Laboratories is approved by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to receive overseas samples as a Transitional Facility under the Biosecurity Act 1993. It is important to include all relevant documentation when sending your samples to Analytica to minimise any risk of samples being delayed at the New Zealand border, or prevented from entering New Zealand.

For directions on how to send your samples to Analytica from overseas, please click the following link: Instructions for Sending Overseas Sample to Analytica Laboratories

Import Permits and Clearance Documents relevant to your sample type can be found below:


BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS - includes milk and milk powder

SOIL, WATER AND PLANT MATTER - includes flower nectar

SURFACE SWABS - include Drugs of Abuse (methamphetamine) samples

An Import Permit and Clearance Document need to be printed for all biological samples. Surface Swab/Drugs of Abuse samples require a Clearance Document only. Documentation should be completed and attached to the outside of your courier consignment. Samples should be clearly labelled and firmly sealed. It is recommended that samples are double-bagged to prevent leakage.

Analysis Request forms can be found on our website, here: 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Sample Reception team at or call +64 7 974 4740. 

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