Referrer newsletter: 22 July 2024

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Collection centres hours: Friday 26 July

A large proportion of our collection centre staff will be attending an Apex Union stop work meeting on Friday 26 July. To facilitate this, all Awanui Labs collection centres in the Wellington region will close at 1pm on that day.Wellington, Kenepuru and Hutt Hospital Outpatient collection centres will be available for urgent requests.  Wairarapa collection […]

Referrer newsletter: June 2024

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Diagnosis of Coeliac Disease

Coeliac disease is an immunological intestinal reaction to gluten in cereal causing the cells lining the small, intestine bowel to become damaged and inflamed. This is often found in people who are genetically predisposed to this condition. Coeliac disease in New ZealandAccording to international research, approximately 100,000 people across New Zealand have some form of coeliac […]

Matariki weekend

Our collection centres will all be closed on Friday 28 June for the Matariki public holiday. Our Waikanae Collection centre, will also be closed on Saturday 29 June.

Upcoming change to diabetes antibodies 

There are upcoming changes to how diabetes antibodies will be run within the Awanui laboratories.  As some will be aware, islet cell antibodies are currently unavailable in New Zealand due to issues with the immunofluorescence slides.  It is increasingly recognised that islet cell antibodies have a limited clinical utility in the diagnosis of type 1 […]

King’s birthday weekend

All of our collection centres will be closed on Monday June 3 for the King’s birthday public holiday.

ANZAC day opening hours

Our collection centres will be closed on Thursday 25 April for the ANZAC day public holiday. The following collection centres will also be closed on Friday 26 April:

Easter weekend

All collection centres will be closed on Friday 29 March (Good Friday), Monday 1 April (Easter Monday) and Thursday 25 April (ANZAC day).  Collection centres that normally operate on a Saturday, will remain open over the weekend. Click here to view our collection centres.