Summary of changes for female genital swab testing

Summary of changes for female genital swab testing, beginning this coming Monday 25th July. The aim of this intervention is to improve the quality of testing on female genital swabs. All female genital swabs will require clinical details to guide which tests are required. If it is unclear which tests are required on a specimen, […]

Matariki weekend

Our collection centres will all be closed on Friday 24 June for the Matariki public holiday.

Upgrades to our Laboratory Information System

From July 2nd, Canterbury SCL will be going live with upgrades to its Laboratory Management System (LMS). This is part of a nationwide initiative that will refresh our existing LMS. Not only does this upgrade make for a more robust system, but it also standardises test names, codes, comments, and reference ranges across the country. […]

Annual Price Increase

On 1 July 2022 there will be a price increase to all non-funded laboratory tests. You can find the updated price list here. Please note that this price increase does not apply to any CDHB funded tests.  If you require any further information please contact: accounts_receivable@sclabs.co.nz 

Making online bookings simple!

NEW! A QR code for your patients to scan to enable them to book a blood test on the spot. No need for them to wait in line, they can book a blood test online to save time. Download a PDF version for your practice here.

Queen’s birthday

Our collection centres will be closed on Monday June 6 for the Queen’s birthday public holiday. We will reopen again on Tuesday June 7.

Chlamydia urine kit extended expiry

The supplier of the Chlamydia multi-test “yellow” urine kits has extended the expiry dates for these products. The products are also known as Aptima Urine Specimen Transport Tubes and Aptima Urine Specimen Collection kits. We are asking all referrers to check this list of lot numbers against your current stock and update the expiry dates […]

Test to Travel: new pre-departure service

In preparation for an increase in international travel, the Asia Pacific Healthcare Group (APHG) are making it easier and cheaper for kiwis to secure a pre-departure PCR test. Test to Travel is a new end-to-end service which will provide travellers with digital proof of a negative COVID-19 test, allowing them entry into a multitude of […]

Referrer newsletter – February 2022

In this issue we feature: Consumable ordering updatesShortage of sharp’s containersBook a blood test onlineTest to travelReminder about eOrders Read the full issue here.

Shortage of ‘sharps’ containers

Please note, there is currently a nationwide shortage of sharps containers. Currently we can only supply a limited range of these containers. When you place an order for a sharps container, we will send you what we have available; please note it may not be the size you ordered. Please only order what you need […]