Mantoux testing service resumed

We are pleased to inform you that Labtests’s Mantoux testing service is now operational. This test is available to be booked at Mt Wellington or Henderson Labtests centres only. Please book via our call centre on 09 574 7399 option 4. We want to thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we worked to […]

Skin prick testing referrals

Wait times have increased to 4 weeks in the Northland region and over 6 weeks in the Auckland region for skin prick testing. To help reduce demand, please consider if skin prick testing is right for your patient. Skin prick testing identifies IgE antibodies. It is not helpful in non-IgE mediated conditions such as food […]

All collection centres closed today

ALL COLLECTION CENTRES CLOSING EARLY AND LOGISTICS SERVICE DUE TO FLOOD RISK In line with the civil defence warning issued earlier today. Our staff have assessed the safety of our centres. As always our priority is the safety of patients and staff travelling to and from these collection centres. The following centres are closed due […]

ANZAC day closures

Most of our collection centres are closed over the public holidays, but lists of those open can be found below

Discontinuation of paper copies of laboratory results

When Labtests started out, referrers were given the option of receiving paper copies in addition to HL7 results. Some elected to have results sent both electronically and as paper copies. We are reviewing our policies and believe this practice is outdated and may no longer be required by these referrers. We feel the discontinuation of […]

Northern region syphillis re-screen consultation

Proposed addition of syphilis re-screening to routine third trimester antenatal blood tests in the Northern Region Laboratory consultation: Te Whatu Ora Northern Region Laboratories, Labtests, and Northland Pathology Executive summary Congenital syphilis rates are increasing in the Northern Region, almost exclusively affecting Māori and Pacific people. We are proposing additional syphilis screening for women in […]

The Scope: February 2023

In this issue you will find: Please find the latest edition of our newsletter here.

Closures due to Cyclone Gabrielle: updated

Due to the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle, the following locations are currently CLOSED There may be longer wait times over the next few days due to fewer staff. Please be patient. Find your nearest collection centre here: https://www.labtests.co.nz/collection-centres/

Waitangi day

Most of our collection centres will be closed on Monday 6 February for Waitangi Day. The open collection centres can be found here.

Lab Update: Critical Biochemistry Analyser Issues

Due to significant analyser issues we are unable to process all of the biochemistry and serology requests on the same day. This affects sample from 05/12/2022 to the current time. We are working with our supplier to remedy the situation as quickly as possible. Urgent samples are being processed as a priority and we are […]