Laboratory Update

Ordering Blood tests when consulting virtuallyCollection Centre UpdateSkin Prick Testing resumesCOVID Testing for asymptomatic patientsRequesting a home visit Read the update >>

Increased testing capacity for sexually transmitted infections

View information on increased testing capacity for sexually transmitted infections >>

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) testing guidelines for community referrers

Testing in primary care requires consultation with the medical officer of health and clinical microbiologist.Patients should not be sent to collection centres for testing or additional blood tests. Download the guidelines PDF

Lab Update 28th June 2019

Please follow link  to view Laboratory Update for Auckland and Northland outlining changes to respiratory virus and thrombophilia testing

STI Surveillance Information

Below are links to documents to assist with information and completing forms for surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections Gonorrhoea Syphilis

LabPlus message April 2019

Repatriation of Plasma Free PSA. Changes to apply from 15th April 2019 Click here to view

The Scope February 2019

Issue 28 of The Scope includes articles on the following: Click here to view

Lab Update – ESR

The list of approved conditions/clinical details for requesting ESR testing has been updated to include Iritis and Uveitis.  For full details follow link.

Lab Update for Endocrinologists

Labtests testosterone test method has changed Follow link to view Operational Update outlining the change in assay for testosterone testing and the effects of the change on results.

Lab Update

Cessation of routine testing for rotavirus. To view outcome of rotavirus consultation please follow link. Changes take effect from 1st January 2017