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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 […]

Use of saliva testing over summer

When the Auckland boundary lifts at 11:59pm Tuesday 14 December, anyone travelling from Auckland who is fully vaccinated will no longer need to show a proof of test, and instead can use their My Vaccine Pass to travel. Unvaccinated workers who are travelling are encouraged to use Rapid Antigen Tests, available from participating pharmacies free of charge, to meet […]

Festive season opening hours

Please find our festive season opening hours here.

*NEW* book a blood test online

We are excited to announce that from Monday 18 October you can make an online booking for the following tests: Routine blood testsBaby and child blood testsPolycose tests (for pregnant patients only) The following tests cannot be booked online due to special requirements: Glucose tolerance testing (GTT), FNA testing, Self-requested urine drug screens, and fungal […]

Personal travel to/from Level 3 areas- testing update

For updated information on who can travel across alert level boundaries and the testing requirements please refer to the Unite Against COVID-19 website. Personal travel information is available hereBusiness travel information available here. At this time, publicly funded saliva testing is NOT an option for personal travel testing or the education sector. Nasopharyngeal swab testing is available and are […]

COVID-19 Saliva testing

Are you a permitted worker, or employer of permitted workers travelling across alert level boundaries? To find out more about saliva testing click here.