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Pathlab is a New Zealand owned and operated, IANZ accredited medical laboratory. We provide cutting edge services to the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Lakes regions. Our time proven and reputable systems and processes enable health care for thousands of patients a day.


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SARS-CoV-2 IgG Serology Testing
June 10, 2021

Please note effective 14th June, SARS-CoV-2 IgG serology testing will be available at Pathlab. This assay can potentially be used to assess vaccine response and to detect previous infection. This is a quantitative IgG assay performed on the Abbott Alinity platform. However, as it is still not clear exactly what level of antibodies confers reliable protection against COVID-19 post-vaccination, we…

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Mycobacterial Culture at Waikato Hospital Laboratory
June 03, 2021

Samples for mycobacterial culture should be restricted to urgent requests only until further notice. Please note that mycobacterial culture for the whole region (Bay of Plenty, Lakes and Waikato DHBs) is performed in the purpose-built PC3 containment laboratory at Waikato hospital. Due to the recent cyber-attack on Waikato DHB, the registration, processing and reporting of these samples needs to…

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WDHB Data Outage
May 21, 2021

As Waikato DHB navigate through the difficult issue of running a complex service without any IT systems, we advise as follows. Waikato DHB laboratories (HWL): Are able to do testing, however, are limited to covid and urgent tests. Critical results will be reported via telephone as they are unable to electronically report. Referral work to HWL just prior to the outage are being reported by paper…

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