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News & Communications

Lab Update – Home Visits

REMINDER: Eligibility for funded Labtests home visit collection services as determined by the ARDHB is as follows: Patients (adults and minors) must be bedbound, have impaired mobility, mental or physical in nature, and have no support person to provide transport to a collection centre.Patients referred by Auckland’s Public Health Agency (ARPHS)Patients known/suspected to be contagious to any […]

COVID-19 Pre-departure – For Referrers

The Ministry of Health has advised laboratories and PHOs that COVID exit testing for repatriation to other countries pre-departure will not be funded by the NZ government from 22 June 2020. People registering for repatriation flights departing NZ will be made aware of any requirements around pre-departure testing by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and […]

Laboratory Update

Collection Centre updateSkin scraping for mycology testingMicrobiology update View the lab update >>

Laboratory Update

Ordering Blood tests when consulting virtuallyCollection Centre UpdateSkin Prick Testing resumesCOVID Testing for asymptomatic patientsRequesting a home visit Read the update >>

Laboratory Updates – Level 2 Collection Centre protocols

View the Laboratory Update – Collection Centre protocol with transition to Level 2 >>

Laboratory Test Requests – Update for Level 3

View Laboratory Test Requests – Update for Level 3 >>

Increased testing capacity for sexually transmitted infections

View information on increased testing capacity for sexually transmitted infections >>

Collection Centres currently open and Easter / ANZAC hours

View current collection centres that are open >> View collection centre opening hours for Easter / ANZAC >>

Laboratory COVID response: Restriction in asymptomatic chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing

View Laboratory COVID response: Restriction in asymptomatic chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing >>

COVID-19 and community collection centres

View the latest update on COVID-19 and community collection centres >>