Test Information Sheets

For the majority of tests there is no special preparation required. Your health care professional will inform you of any specific requirements for your test, for example, if you need to fast prior to the test.

Canterbury SCL provide a range of specialised tests which, due to their technical nature, require special collection procedures or are only offered at specific collection centres - please refer to our Centre Service Guide for locations.

Prior to having a blood test, it would be useful to read our booklet - What You Need To Know Before Your Blood Test


Patient Test Instructions are available here:


Ashburton Patient Test Instructions: