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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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MDRO Screens
November 18, 2019

A continuing rise in multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) in New Zealand has led to increased demand for MDRO screens, particularly with the recent emergence of CPEs. MDRO screens include screening for one or more of the following: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE) Carbapenemase producing…

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Sputum Cytology Specimens
November 11, 2019

In a recent review of processes, we now respectfully request any sputum cytology be sent as a separate sputum sample with a separate laboratory form, and not combined with other requests such as Microbiology microscopy, culture and susceptibilities (M,C, & S), and/or mycobacterial culture, etc. on the same specimen. Cytology (3 specimens – different days), separate specimens and laboratory form…

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Clinical Details on Microbiology Request Forms - Update
October 16, 2019

The requirement for clinical details on all microbiology request forms has now been in place for six weeks. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this initial period of implementation. The vast majority of samples now arrive at the microbiology laboratory with good clinical details, justifying the request and providing additional useful information where required. This has made a huge…

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