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

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