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Newtown collection centre is moving!

Our Newtown collection centre is moving from 74 Riddiford Street to 145 Riddiford Street.

Changes to LDH reference intervals

From 18 February 2023, the currently used reference interval across all ages for LDH (110-220 IU/L) will be changed. It will now reflect age-adjusted partitioning in line with AACB and other reference interval harmonisation efforts across New Zealand between public and private laboratories. Download a PDF version here. Dr Melissa YsselClinical Lead – Chemical Pathology […]

Referrer newsletter: 3 February

In this issue we feature: Antibiotic susceptibility patternsWaitangi day Read the full newsletter here.

Referrer newsletter: January 27

In this issue we feature: Proposed changes to wound swab reporting Read the full newsletter here.

Referrer newsletter: 20 January

In this issue you will find: New app for infection diagnosisHistology turn-around timesWellington anniversary day Read the full issue here.

Newsletter: 20 October 2022

In this issue we feature: The next generation of pre-natal screening is now in NZLabour weekend opening hoursAnnual customer survey reminder Read the full newsletter here.

The next generation of prenatal screening now in NZ

We’re excited to announce the next generation of non-invasive prenatal screening, Illumiscreen, is now available in Aotearoa New Zealand from across the APHG laboratory network. Non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS), sometimes known as NIPT, has been available for quite some time to screen fetal DNA for trisomy 21 (Down), 18 (Edward), 13 (Patau). We now have the latest […]

Referrer newsletter: 14 September

In this issue we feature:  Duration of treatment for sore throats in people without rheumatic risk factor Read the full newsletter here.

Queen Elizabeth memorial day

Our collection centres will be closed on Monday 26 September in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. The Wellington Hospital collection rooms will however be open between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm for any urgent/non deferable requests. Please remember to wear a mask in all of our collection rooms as we are a healthcare facility.