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Phased Introduction of a new Molecular Testing Platform

Canterbury Health Laboratories wishes to advise that, as they continue their phased introduction of the new Molecular Platform, the Alinity M, there will be changes over the coming weeks to viral load testing of blood borne viruses. Read more here

Axe The Fax – Notification of Change

CSCL is making changes in the way we communicate with referrers. This is in response to the June 2019 Ministry of Health and Accident Compensation Commission joint communique defining secure communication within the New Zealand health sector, specifically in regards to email and faxing.  Read the Ministry Directive here Key Dates 30.09.20 Ordering of consumables […]

Change to FNA Booking System

We have made some changes to the booking process for Fine Needle Aspirates. PLEASE NOTE: Our FNA Clinic is now open Wednesday to Friday by appointment only at Northfield Collection Centre, 60 Langdons Road, Papanui. To book an appointment please email the referral form and contact details to: cscl.anatomicalpathology@sclabs.co.nz We will then contact the patient to […]

Referrer Newsletter – September

Please click below to read the latest news and information from our lab in the September issue of Lab Link

Waiting Room Poster Available

We have noticed that our call centre receives many calls from patients enquiring about bookings for routine blood tests. To help cut down on these unnecessary calls for your patients we have designed a poster that you can have in your waiting room to provide them with information that bookings are usually not required. If […]

Level 2 Testing Restrictions

Restriction in asymptomatic Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing. Laboratories are re-directing resources to COVID-19 testing, other tests that require molecular reagents are being restricted. From Thursday 20 August all Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea tests will be restricted. Restrictions to Screening for GDM Recommendations from New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes

Order Your Laboratory Consumables Online

Online stores ordering is now available! Canterbury SCL are excited to announce that you can now place all of your orders for laboratory supplies directly via our website.  

All Faxing to Cease

In June 2019 the Ministry of Health Accident Compensation Commission released a joint communique defining secure communication within the New Zealand health sector, specifically in regards to email and faxing.  The two recommendations made by the Ministry were that: All emails be transmitted using Transport Layer Security (TSS) no later than January 2020.All analogue faxing to […]

Referrer Newsletter – August

The latest issue of Lab Link, our referrer newsletter, is now available. Please click below to read the latest news and information from our lab:

Referrers: Stay up-to-date!

Canterbury SCL are now sending all laboratory communications electronically. This includes service changes, test updates and our laboratory newsletter. To stay up-to-date with everything that is happening and to ensure you don’t miss any important information please sign up to our referrer mailing list below.