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.

Click here to view ARDHB letter to stakeholders

Welcome to the latest edition of The Scope.

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This publication contains the following articles:

  • Serum Protein Electrophoresis
  • Rivaroxaban: What I need to know
  • Changes to Paediatric serum creatinine ranges
  • Syphilis udpate

The April 2018 issue of The Scope is now available. 

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This issue contains articles on the following:

  • NZ CVD risk assessment and management
  • Small red cells
  • Mild elevations in prolactin
  • Submission of high risk specimens for culture