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Diagnosis of Coeliac Disease

Coeliac disease is an immunological intestinal reaction to gluten in cereal causing the cells lining the small, intestine bowel to become damaged and inflamed. This is often found in people who are genetically predisposed to this condition. Coeliac disease in New ZealandAccording to international research, approximately 100,000 people across New Zealand have some form of coeliac […]

Matariki weekend

Our collection centres will all be closed on Friday 28 June for the Matariki public holiday.

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.