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Faxing Update April '21
April 15, 2021

On April the 23rd 2021, our fax lines will be transitioning from analogue to digital technology with this change likely to reduce the reliability of fax transmissions to you. We have found a very small number of clinicians that have their primary reporting to be Fax - we will be contacting you individually to assist with switching to another supported reporting technology option. Our preferred…

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New Skin Prick Test Form
March 12, 2021

Please note: We have a new, improved skin prick test referral form. It is located on our website on our ‘Providers’ tab, ‘Form’s page, entitled ‘Skin Prick Testing – Request Form’. This new form can be completed electronically, reducing errors that often occur with handwritten forms. We will need you to complete the form, then print, sign and email to us please at immunology@pathlab.co.nz We are…

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Analyser Error Affecting Creatinine Results
March 09, 2021

Due to an analyser failure at our laboratory in Hamilton yesterday evening, there are a number of creatinine results which have been reported as much higher than they actually are. We have identified these patient results and will be sending out amended reports today. If you have noticed unexpectedly high creatinine results on reports received on the evening of 8th March, please do not act on them…

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New Symptomatic COVID Testing Facility in Tauranga
March 01, 2021

Effective today, Monday, 1st March we have further resources to support the centres currently offering symptomatic COVID testing. This is via the installation of a stand-alone facility with two collection rooms, on our laboratory site on the Tauranga hospital campus on Cameron Rd. The most significant impact of this is that this facility will be our only collection site for symptomatic COVID…

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Pre-travel COVID IgM Serology Testing
January 26, 2021

Effective 2nd February 2021, we are pleased to now be able to offer COVID IgM serology testing in conjunction with the COVID PCR testing, for pre-clearance travel as per some specific embassy requirements. COLLECTION: Specimen collection for these tests is available at Pathlab Waikato and Bay of Plenty collection centres as well as GP clinics in those areas. APPOINTMENTS: No appointment is…

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