News & Communications

News & Communications

Process for ordering blood tests when consulting virtually with patients

Find out the process for ordering blood tests when consulting virtually with patients >>

Swab requirements for COVID-19 testing

View the requirements for COVID-19 swab testing >>

Current collection centres that are open

View the available list of collection centres that are open >>

Reduction in Laboratory Test Requests

View information on the reduction of laboratory test requests >>

Home Visit Collection Services

View the latest updates on Home Visit Collections >>

Collection centres that are currently open

View the list of available collection centres that are open >>

Emergency measures to conserve laboratory supplies and workforce

In order to rapidly upscale testing and maintain capacity to test for SARS-CoV-2 the community and hospital laboratories need to take emergency measures. View emergency measures document >>

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service have released a COVID-19 Primary Care Algorithm.

Orders for Aptima Swabs

Labtests now has stocks of Aptima swabs on hand. Please contact Labtests on 09 574 7230 if you are experiencing any issues with supply of this product. See Lab Update for full details.

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) testing guidelines for community referrers

Testing in primary care requires consultation with the medical officer of health and clinical microbiologist.Patients should not be sent to collection centres for testing or additional blood tests. Download the guidelines PDF