Fungal Scrapings

Patients with GP forms requiring fungal scrapings can attend their closest Canterbury SCL collection centre – no appointment necessary.
Swab collections (including naso-pharyngeal swabs) should be undertaken by a GP or nurse at your medical practice to improve the patient journey. If this is not possible, please contact Canterbury SCL on 03 359 0900.


An appointment is not necessary unless you are getting any of the following:


Test Requirement Service Available from
Glucose tolerance test
(please see brochure below)
• Appointment required
• 2 hour stay in blood test centre
• Hagley Ave
Glucose load test • No appointment required
• 1 hour stay in blood test centre
• Hagley Ave
H. pylori/Urea test • Appointment required
• Fasting test. Please be prepared to answer questions about your medication
• 30 minute stay in blood test centre
• Hagley Ave
Mantoux testing • No appointment required
• Will require a second visit 48 - 72 hrs later for reading.
• Hagley Ave
Paediatric testing • Appointment required
• Anaesthesia options can be discussed when appointment made
• Hagley Ave
Urine Drug Screen • Appointment required • Hagley Ave


Unless mentioned above, waiting times are rarely more than 10 minutes however please set aside enough time in case of delays.

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