Commercial Testing

Pathlab can provide commercial testing services to corporates, small businesses, healthcare professionals and individuals often without a GP referral. Our laboratory services can assist with collection and preparation of a wide-ranging number of tests. As per our accreditation requirements, we ensure thorough quality assurance to ISO 15189, the international standard for medical testing laboratories.

Commercial services Pathlab can provide:

  • Customised test request forms for your organisation or workplace
  • Expert assistance from our collection services units to arrange any collection, testing and reporting requirements
  • Cost-effective and competitive pricing
  • Efficient reporting and invoicing services

We can collect samples at our many regional collection centres or from your workplace. We provide testing not covered by public funding through the District Health Boards.

Workplace health and safety monitoring

Some types of work can expose employees to potentially dangerous biological agents. It is important to regularly check the levels of these compounds in your staff. Pathlab can collect (on-site or at our rooms) and test the samples.

Contact our Biochemistry Head of Department to ask for biological monitoring for:

  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Fluoride
  • Chromium

Testing for other compounds may be available on request.

Pre-employment testing

We can help organisations screen prospective employees or students on clinical placements before they start work.

This can include tests for:

  • heavy metals (such as lead or cadmium, for example)
  • infectious disease

Tests for medical workers

People working directly with patients may be at risk of acquiring infection. Pre-employment baseline testing is an important part of the employment process.

We can help with a range of baseline tests including:

  • the baseline status or immunity level to infectious diseases such as Hepatitis B or C
  • the baseline status for HIV
  • TB screening

This screening helps protect the safety, health and welfare of employees, students, patients and co-workers. Let prospective employees know that such testing is part of their job application process.

Employee well-being programmes

Employee health screening and wellness testing can be done to proactively protect your employees' health or it may be a legal requirement. Either way, wellness testing is a good way to help the long-term well-being and productivity of your staff.   Here are some common well-being tests you might want to consider:

  • Lipids - Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL, LDL
  • Diabetes checks
  • Prostate specific antigen (PSA) - for male employees
  • Full blood count examination
  • Renal (kidney) function tests
  • Liver function tests
  • Hepatitis status checks

Contact our Patient Services department for tests available for your workplace.