Appointment of Medical Director

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.

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Laboratory Tours for practice staff

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. 

Registration for a tour is required.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (09) 574 7379.

Collection Centres  

Locations and Opening Times

Labtests operates a network of more than 50 sites through out the Auckland region, to find which site is nearest to you and its opening times select the "read more" button.Collection Centres


The amended collection centre times for Auckland Anniversary and Waitangi Day are now available.

The Scope - Issue 16

December 2014

 The contents of this issue include:

  • Anti-mullerian hormone
  • Nucleic acid amplification (NAA) testing
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Monitoring gentamicin
  • Faecal occult blood testing restrictions
  • Gene screen testing changes
  • Collection Centre Christmas hours


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Anatomical Pathology changes for Auckland

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.



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