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King’s birthday weekend

All of our collection centres will be closed on Monday June 3 for the King’s birthday public holiday.

ANZAC day closures

Our collection centres will be closed on Thursday 25 April for the ANZAC day public holiday.

Oamaru area blood bank

After careful consideration and review, both the New Zealand Blood Service and Awanui Laboratories have collaborated to ensure patient safety whilst minimising blood component and product wastage in the region.  As a result, effective from Monday 29April 2024, Oamaru Hospital Laboratory will transition to an emergency O-negative bank only.  All non-urgent and planned transfusion testing […]

ANCA: Indications for testing

View the table of Indication for ANCA testing and clinical definitions here.

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.

Waitangi Day

All of our collection centres will be closed on Tuesday 6 February for Waitangi Day.

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

Our collection centres are all closed on the Christmas and New Year public holidays. Centres are open normal working hours the remainder of the time with the exception of Marinoto (closed until 22 January) and Mosgiel (closed until 7 January). Please find details here. Awanui Labs wishes you all a safe and happy festive season.

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.