All request forms require clear and legible patient details, requester details (both name and location) and clinical information/indications for testing.
Serial testing must also designate frequency and the duration the testing is required for.
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Where can I find the latest clinical updates?
Sample requirements, collection, and handling of COVID samples in a community environment.View Testing Guide
Sample requirements, collection, and handling of COVID samples in a hospital environment.View Testing Guide
Guidance on the pertinent clinical details to provide when requesting microbiology investigations.View Testing Guide
Information about swabs including names, transport medium, appropriateness for testing, sites and any additional comments.View Testing Guide
Details the clinical signs that UTI testing is appropriate.View Testing Guide
Rest home specific guide to the clinical presentation of UTI's.View Testing Guide
Severity, public health risk factors, and recommendations for faeces enteric pathogen investigations.View Testing Guide
Outline of appropriate swab choice, testing that will be performed, and example clinical details for vaginal swab investigations.View Testing Guide
Clinical information requirements, signs, and specimen types for wound swab investigations.View Testing Guide
Advisory from The New Zealand Microbiology Network about appropriate testing.See Advisory
Susceptibility to antibiotics profiles and pathogen presence in common conditions in the hospitals where Pathlab provides services.View Antibiotic Profile
Susceptibility to antibiotics profiles and pathogen presence in common conditions in the community regions where Pathlab provides services.View Antibiotic Profile