We are pleased to advise that Labtests are now able to offer Harmony non-invasive prenatal genetic testing (NIPT) to all specialists, general practitioners and midwives in the region. This is a response to the continued requests from our obstetric community for a safe and effective screening tool in the prenatal period.
Currently this testing in not covered under the community contract for funded pathology testing services, and does incur a cost of $1,000 NZD per patient. This sum covers collection, transport of samples to the USA, testing and reporting of results.
Turnaround time is around ten working days from collection to result, and tests can be taken from ten weeks onwards.
Please follow the link below for Labtests NIPT request form. Kindly complete the form and give to your patient who must take the original form to one of the Labtests collection centres listed below. Please note that this test is not available at any other Labtests collection centre.
Please advise your patient that payment for the test must be made at time of collection. Results will be sent to you either by email or mail within 10 working days of collection of sample.
We are delighted to be able to offer this test and trust you will find it a very useful addition to your current prenatal resources. For further information on this test please call Wayne Dawn, Customer Services Manager Labtests on 021 407 300 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Labtests has 56 Collection Centres across greater Auckland. Most centres are open from 7am to make early-morning fasting tests more convenient and improve patient access outside work hours.
Some specialised tests, including Mantoux, Fine Needle Aspiration, Skin Sensitivity Testing, Synacthen and Glucose Tolerance Tests (GTTs) require booked appointments. For further information, or to make a booking, please Contact us.
Please note there are changes to the normal opening hours for the Easter and Anzac periods
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It is with much pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr Arlo Upton as the Medical Director for Labtests.
Dr Upton has been with Labtests since commencement of operations five years ago and has had a leading role in the microbiology service as well as Medical Director for Northland Pathology Laboratory since July 2013. Arlo is well known to many of the medical practitioners in theAuckland region through her many interactions with microbiology reporting and through appearances at conferences and seminars, and on committees.
Dr Upton is both a physician and pathologist, and holds a two tenth position at Counties Manukau DHB in the gastroenterology department.
Medical practice staff are invited to tour our laboratory at Carbine Road. Tours take place on the first Friday of each month, alternating mornings and afternoons.
The tour takes 2 and a half hours during which time you will see all aspects of the process from receipt of a sample and progress through the laboratory. You will have the opportunity to have all your questions answered and you are guaranteed to come away with a better understanding of the laboratory process.
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Commencing 1st October 2014 the anatomical pathology/histology service for the entire Auckland Region comes under the management of Auckland District Health Board. The ARDHB have been working to ensure that the transition of both Labtests and Diagnostic MedLab (DML) anatomical pathology services is as smooth as possible. The anatomical pathology service operated by Labtests will become Anatomic Pathology Mt Wellington.
Labtests couriers will continue the specimen pick up service that is currently in place.
The contact numbers for Auckland DHB Anatomic Pathology Service Mt Wellington are:
Phone: 09 302 0516 Fax: 09 302 0517
For full details please click here for the latest ARDHB communication.