Our collection centres will be closed on Thursday 25 April for the ANZAC day public holiday, reopening on Friday 26 April (with two exceptions – see below). Please note: New Brighton and Kaiapoi collection centres will remain closed on Friday 26 April.

Easter Weekend

Please note that all Awanui Labs collection centres are closed on Good Friday (29 March) and Easter Monday (1 April). Collection centres that normally open on Saturdays will be open on the weekend.

FNA Booking System

Our FNA clinic is open Wednesday to Friday by appointment only at Northfield Collection Centre, 60 Langdons Road, Papanui, Christchurch. To book an appointment please email the referral form and contact details to canhisto@awanuilabs.co.nz. We will then contact the patient to arrange an appointment. Please call 03 360 0870 with any questions or if you are […]

Industrial action 5 February

Laboratory testing will be severely impacted on Monday 5 February 2024 by industrial action.  Please defer non-urgent samples. The Acute Demand Service is available as usual for critically urgent community testing. Please note that all collection centres are closed on Tuesday 6 February for Waitangi Day. .

Waitangi Day

All of our collection centres will be closed on Tuesday 6 February for Waitangi day. (Photo credit: Aaron Mickan, Unsplash)

Infection prevention & control webinar

We invite you to watch the recording of the Annual Awanui Infection Prevention and Control Webinar held on 8 December, 2023 with guest speakers – Dr Juliet Elvy and Dr Aaron Keene, Clinical Microbiologists. It features presentations on: View the recording here.

Festive season opening hours

All of our collection centres will be closed on the Christmas and New Year public holidays. Most centres are open normal working hours the remainder of the period with the exception of Ashburton, Forte Health, Kaiapo, New Brighton and St George’s Canon. You can find details here. Awanui Labs wishes you a happy and safe […]

Microbiology / urine changes from 11 December

From Monday 11 December 2023, the Microbiology department at Awanui Canterbury will be introducing changes to urine samples received by the laboratory. Changes are being introduced for patient benefit, to ensure appropriate testing and prevent over-reporting and over-treatment. These criteria have been in place across a large number of New Zealand diagnostic laboratories (both Awanui […]

Labour day

All of our collection centres will be closed on Labour day (Monday 23 October), and they will reopen with normal operating hours on Tuesday 24 October. Enjoy your long weekend and travel safely if you are heading away.

Changes to Health Connect South results

From Monday 2 October 2023, interim results from Awanui laboratories will display in Health Connect South (HCS) for both hospital and community testing. This change will see: This is a significant change to what is currently shown so please communicate this to all clinicians. Please see below how results will be displayed in HCS.