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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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Medical Venesection - Iron Overload / Polycythaemia
September 02, 2021

Pathlab Waikato previously operated a Venesection service under the direction and control of the referring clinician, with oversight by our service. During the COVID lockdown period, and at the direction of the National Haematologist advisory group, medical venesection for iron overload was restricted to those patients with ferritin >1000 μg/L. Implementation of this direction required an audit of…

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COVID-19 Patient & Healthcare Worker Safety
August 30, 2021

There appears to be confusion still regarding appropriate urgent or acute testing and routine testing requests. As per the lock-down levels last year, Pathlab laboratories ask please that all requestors ensure that they choose wisely. Choose Wisely The term ‘choose wisely’ now has a very different interpretation so before requesting any laboratory investigation tests during alert levels 4 or…

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Microbiology requesting during COVID-19 testing surge
August 23, 2021

The current community outbreak of the COVID-19 Delta variant has caused a huge surge in local demand for SARS-CoV-2 testing, averaging over 2000 tests per day over the past 5 days for Pathlab. Other microbiology and molecular requests need to be urgently reduced in order to re-allocate staff for COVID testing. We would ask please that all “routine” testing is minimised as much as possible. Please…

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