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 contact Public Health (phone 623 4600) and that you do not send your patient to a Labtests collection centre.

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Click here to view the latest publication of The Scope.

This issue contains information on the following:

  • Update on serum ferritin level interpetation
  • Recurrent urinary tract infection advice
  • Antibiotic sensitivity table for 2018
  • New process for sending request forms to the collection centres
  • New pathology request pad ordering process
  • Updated key contacts

Labtests will cease routine confirmation for extra-genital samples reactive for gonorrhoea as of Monday 21st January 2019. We will indicate this on the relevant laboratory reports. Microbiologists will be available for further discussion, if required, and as usual, samples will be kept for a period of one week.

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Please click on this link  to view our Lab Update for December 2018

Contents include:

  • Introducing Labtests Client Services Consultant
  • Customer Survey Results
  • Illumiscreen - Non-invasive prenatal screening
  • Christmas hours for Labtests collection centres

Please find attached an important announcement about the extension of the community laboratory testing contract with Healthscope.

The DHBs have entered into a six year term extension (2020 – 2026) with Healthscope to continue providing community referred pathology services to our extensive network of GPs, midwives, fertility clinics, and private hospitals and specialists through Labtests and Northland Pathology.

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