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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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Respiratory Virus Community Testing
July 10, 2024

With the winter season upon us and the associated increase in respiratory virus circulation we would like to provide updated guidance on diagnostic testing. This is tempered by the fact that funding…

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Community Blood Culture bottle supply issue
June 24, 2024

Please be aware that due to manufacturing problems internationally, there is currently an issue with the supply of blood culture bottles. This is completely outside our control, but it may mean that…

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Optimal Use of the Laboratory for the Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection
June 04, 2024

The microbiology laboratory at Pathlab receives on average 400 urine samples per day. This number has been steadily increasing over the past couple of years. In addition, the number of urine samples…

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Urinary Antigen Testing for Streptococcus pneumoniae
May 27, 2024

Please note that effective 4th June 2024 urinary antigen testing for Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen will only be available after discussion and approval from a Clinical Microbiologist or Infectious…

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