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Waitangi day

All of our collection centres will be closed on Tuesday 6 February for Waitangi day. (Photo credit: Aaron Mickan, Unsplash)

Festive season opening hours

All of our collection centres are closed on the Christmas and New Year public holidays, but open with normal hours on the other days throughout the festive season.

Labour day

All of our collection centres will be closed on Labour day (Monday 23 October), and they will reopen with normal operating hours on Tuesday 24 October. Enjoy your long weekend and travel safely if you are heading away.

Our name is changing – introducing Awanui Labs

As an important stakeholder, we are writing to advise you of the upcoming name change of our organisation from Taranaki Pathology Services to Awanui Labs.    Moving to become Awanui Labs is a significant milestone for our organisation and represents the nationwide network we are part of. Our new name brings all eight laboratory brands […]

Changes to National Cervical Screening: HPV testing

From 12 September 2023, the primary test for cervical screening will change to a human papillomavirus (HPV) test, with the option of self-testing. Further information about the change can be accessed via the National Screening Unit HPV primary screening webpage located here. There is a change to the sample types required for HPV testing. Please […]

Referrer update: 11 July

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HPV primary screening – DELAYED

Taranaki Pathology Services have been advised by the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) that the start date for the switch to primary HPV screening has been postponed until 12 September 2023. Further information is available from the NCSP by emailing HPVScreen@health.govt.nz. Until the programme change to primary HPV testing takes effect on 12 September 2023, […]

Lab Screening Mapping Update

Wellington SCL and Taranaki Pathology Services are currently undergoing an upgrade to a new Laboratory Information System (LIS). Wellington SCL and Taranaki Pathology Services will transition to the new LIS system on 22nd July 2023. On the date of the transfer to the new LIS, the Lab Result Codes coming back from Wellington SCL and […]

Referrer update: 22 June

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Referrer update: 22 May

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