Update - Measles Outbreak


If you have a patient in whom you suspect measles or who may have been in contact with a measles case it is vital that you speak to public health (telephone - 623 4600) before sending your patient for laboratory testing.

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Update - Urine Processing Change


Click here to see proposed changes to processing of urine specimens - planned implementation date Monday 17th February.

To discuss the proposed changes please contact Dr Arlo Upton before Friday 14th February 2014

(Phone 021 0215 9863 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


The Scope, Issue 14

13 December 2013

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The contents of this issue include:

  • Penicillin allergy (Dr Miriam Hurst)
  • Haemaglobin A1c: Measurement, interpretation and a cautionary note (Dr Samarina Musaad and Dr Charles Ng)
  • Iron studies: Latest RCPA report on standardised reporting (Dr Charles Ng)
  • Laboratory Updates:
    • Cross match requests
    • Restricted tests
    • Laboratory tours for next year
    • Labtests practice manual updates
    • Labtests collection centre Christmas hours
    • Labtests key contacts 

Letter to Urologists re PSA comparisons


This letter contains information related to:

  • Test result comparisons - MIddlemore Hospital and Labtests
  • Free PSA testing
  • Prostate Health Index

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Update - Post vasectomy semen testing 

23rd October 2013 

This update contains information related to post vasectomy semen testing.

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