Apo E Genotype Testing

We have been advised that Canterbury Health Laboratories will introduce Pathologist review for all Apo E Genotype requests from 1st September 2020

We have been advised the criteria for acceptance is:

  • Appropriate requests from specialist neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, geneticists, cardiologists, and chemical pathologists will be approved.
  • For requests from General Practitioners the clinical indication for testing must be clearly stated on the request form.
  • The laboratory will not accept requests without a referral from an appropriate doctor

If clinical information is not provided, or does not provide appropriate justification for the test the request may be declined.

Please note that Apo E Genotyping will no longer be available as a commercial test.  Please follow link to see notification from Canterbury Health Laboratories for full details.

Collection Centre update – Auckland

The number of collection centres currently operating has been reduced due to the protocols required for Level 3.  The 13 collection centres currently closed will remain closed when Auckland moves to Level 2 from Monday 31 August.  This will be reviewed at the end of next week and we will keep you informed. 

Please always check our official website for availability and hours for collection centres www.awanuilabs.co.nz/north/auckland .  The link to the full list can be found in the ‘Important message’ box at the top of the home page.

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