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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 However, it has largely been replaced by the measurement of Creatine Kinase (CK).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 >>>

Christmas and New Year Hours

All of our collection centres will be closed for the Christmas and New Year public holidays. St George’s Canon and Forte Health will be closed from Christmas Day until 11 January. For a full list of collection centre hours over the entire holiday period read more below. Collection Centre Holiday Hours >>>

Pre-Departure Testing for China

For pre-departure COVID testing for travel to China please check the latest requirements from the Chinese Embassy website here: http://www.chinaembassy.org.nz/eng/

Referrer Newsletter – November

Read the latest news and information from our laboratory in the November issue of Lab Link

Transition of Blood Borne Virus Testing

Canterbury Health are continuing their phased introduction of their new Molecular Platform with the transition of viral load testing of blood borne viruses. Read more here

Change to sample requirements for Serum 17-Hydroxyprogesterone and Androstenedione

Due to a recent change in methodology the sample requirements for 17-Hydroxyprogesterone and Androstenedione have changed. A red top tube is now required. Read more here

Cessation of Free PSA Testing

Canterbury Health Laboratories wishes to advise that Free PSA (fPSA) will no longer be available from Friday 30 October 2020. Read more here

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