Prepare for My Test

Prepare for My Test

For the majority of tests there is no special preparation required. Your health care professional will inform you of any specific requirements for your test, for example if you need to fast prior to the test.

It is helpful to be hydrated when you present to the collection centre for your blood test, preferably by drinking water, unless advised otherwise by your health care professional.

Read more in our What you need to know before your blood test brochure.

Fact sheets for patients:

Patient test instructions are available here:

Specimen instructions in other languages

Māori translation

If you have any questions regarding these Patient Test Instructions, please Contact Us or call Awanui Labs on 09 5747399.