Our Lab


Canterbury SCL is an IANZ accredited medical diagnostic laboratory. As part of the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) contract, we provide a range of pathology services for all GPs, public hospital clinics, private Specialists and Midwives for diagnostic testing of eligible patients. We also provide commercial services for non-funded requests.

Our highly skilled team of Pathologists, Scientists, Technicians and support staff are committed to providing diagnostic excellence to the patients and clinicians in our region. Our Pathologists are also available to provide clinicians with expert advice and interpretation to assist in the patient's ongoing management and care.

In addition to laboratory testing we provide extended services at the request of health practitioners.

These include:

  • Specimen Collection Services
  • Courier Pickup
  • Home Visits
  • Fine Needle Aspirates (FNA)
  • Continuing Professional Development Education


See our Key Contact List  to get in touch with one of our team.


Our Values


Canterbury SCL operates under the following STAR values:

Service Excellence

  • We strive to provide the highest standard of health care
  • We look for new opportunities/ways to improve our care and service
  • We seek to understand and exceed expectations

Teamwork and Integrity

  • Our workmates know they can rely on the team
  • We are open and honest in all our communications with each other
  • We embrace constructive feedback and recognise achievements
  • We earn each others' respect and receive it in return


  • We look to the future, always ensuring that we have stable platforms from which to build
  • Continuous learning and creativity are integral to our jobs and the success of our company
  • We are proactive and innovative in response to new and emerging industry and community opportunities and needs


  • We are accountable to our colleagues, our patients and stakeholders, our company and our shareholders
  • Our decisions are made with a balanced focus on financial security and service excellence
  • Services are delivered in a way that incorporates the principles of The Treaty of Waitangi and acknowledges cultural diversity
  • We earn each others' respect and receive it in return