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Collection centres closing early Wednesday 16 June!

All CSCL collection centres will be closed Wednesday, 16 June 2021 from 2.30pm due to unforeseen circumstances. However for urgent testing the following options are available: Northfield Collection Centre – 60 Langdons Road, Papanui, Christchurch – open until 4.45pm.Barrington Collection Centre – 14 Athlestan Street, Christchurch – open until 4.15pm. All collection centres will be […]

New 2021 pricing

Please note that we will have a new price list effective from 1st July 2021. Access the new price list here.

Queen’s birthday Monday

All of our Collection Centres will be closed on Monday June 7 in observance of the public holiday for the Queen’s 95th birthday. They will however, be open normal hours on Saturday June5 and will reopen normal hours on Tuesday June 8.

COVID-19 saliva swabbing option

Weekly-tested border workers are being given the option of saliva swabbing to reduce the “discomfort” of regular nasal swabs.  COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said on Wednesday more than 1400 border workers can look forward to the change, which he said came after “extensive due diligence”.  Read the full article here>>

Hornby Collection Centre – temporary change to opening hours

The Hornby Collection Centre will be closing early, at 1pm on Thursday 17 June for essential maintenance. The centre will re-open as usual on Friday 18 June.

ANZAC day closures

We will remember them. All of our collection centres are closed on Monday, April 26 for ANZAC day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, April 27.

Referrer Newsletter – Easter 2021

In this issue: Easter HoursAxe The FaxHighly Transmissible DiseasesHistology Reports UpgradeeOrders Read Lab Link Easter Issue >>>

Easter Weekend

Please note that all Canterbury SCL collection centres are closed on Good Friday (2nd April) and Easter Monday (5th April). Collection centres that usually open on Saturdays will be open as normal on Saturday 3rd April.

Axe The Fax Update

From Monday 22 March 2021 Canterbury SCL will only be able to receive faxes via 03 360 1485. All other fax lines will be disconnected. Please update your details. For those referrers who still use fax to send information to the lab, please consider using an alternative electronic method; faxing to the above number will be phased […]

Patient Report Upgrades

Canterbury SCL (CSCL) are scheduling an upgrade for the reports generated for Histology, Non-gynae Cytology, Bone Marrow, Flow Cytometry and Post-Mortem tests on the evening of March 25, 2021 The upgrade allows the inclusion of images and improved table display inside the PDF report. Additional messages within the HL7 report indicate where the PDF report […]