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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 […]

Referrer Newsletter – March 2021

In this issue: Electronic Laboratory OrdersLaboratory ConsumablesMidwives InformationOur New Clinical MicrobiologistGreen Tubes Read Lab Link March Issue >>>

Introduction of Copeptin at CHL

Canterbury Health Laboratories wishes to advise that the B.R.A.H.M.S Copeptin assay is now available within our Endocrine and Steroid Laboratory, with testing to be performed fortnightly on a Wednesday. BackgroundCopeptin and arginine vasopressin (AVP) are derived from the same precursor peptide. As Copeptin is released in the same quantity as AVP, it can be used […]

Waitangi Day

All of our collection centres will be closed on Saturday 6th and Monday 8th February for the Waitangi Day Holiday. We will be open as normal on Tuesday 9th February.

Cessation of Myoglobin

Canterbury Health Laboratories wishes to advise that Myoglobin (both urine and plasma/serum) will no longer be available from 31st December 2020. Myoglobin was previously estimated as an early marker of muscle damage. However, it has largely been replaced by the measurement of Creatine Kinase (CK). Urine myoglobin has also been replaced with the estimation of […]

Electronic Orders Available Now

CSCL is pleased to be able to offer referrers the option to use eOrders. eOrders (electronic orders) allow you to create and send laboratory requests electronically with greater accuracy and efficiency.  The eOrders web form is accessible directly from most practice management systems (PMS) using your current log in. eOrders sends a laboratory request directly […]

Referrer Newsletter – December 2020

In this issue: Pre-Departure Testing for ChinaElectronic Laboratory OrdersAxe The Fax UpdateContacting UsRequisition Pad OrdersHoliday Hours Read Lab Link December Issue >>>