Consultation Outcome Limiting Fungal Culture

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Cessation of routine confirmatory testing for extra-genital samples reactive for gonorrhoea

Labtests will cease routine confirmation for extra-genital samples reactive for gonorrhoea as of Monday 21st January 2019. We will indicate this on the relevant laboratory reports. Microbiologists will be available for further discussion, if required, and as usual, samples will be kept for a period of one week.

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Lab Update May 2016

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  • Change in process for notifying referrers that a recollect is required
  • Expiryof one-off (non-repeat) requst forms
  • Nurse/smear taker referrer account code clarification

Laboratory consultation - Scabies diagnostic requests

Labtests and Northland Pathology Laboratory have released a consultation document on diagnostic testing for Scabies.

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Your feedback, comments, suggestions are appreciated.

The closing date for consultation is Friday 18th November 2016 (5pm)

A decision announcement will be made on Monday 21st November 2016

Post Consultation Update

Follow link to view the outcome following LabPLUS/Labtests consultations on requesting the follow tests:

  • Legionella serology
  • Quantiferon gold testing
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA testing
  • Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) DNA testing