Festive season opening hours

All of our collection centres are closed on the Christmas and New Year public holidays. Normal opening hours will apply for the remainder of the time.

Labour day

All of our collection centres will be closed on Labour day (Monday 23 October), and they will reopen with normal operating hours on Tuesday 24 October. Enjoy your long weekend and travel safely if you are heading away.

Skin prick referrals

Wait times have increased to 4 weeks in the Northland region and over 6 weeks in the Auckland region for skin prick testing. To help reduce demand, please consider if skin prick testing is right for your patient. Skin prick testing identifies IgE antibodies. It is not helpful in non-IgE mediated conditions such as food […]


Our collection centres will be closed on Tuesday 25 April for the ANZAC day public holiday, reopening Wednesday 26 April.

Book a blood test online

You can make online bookings for routine blood tests at our Kerikeri, Kaikohe, Paihia, Kensington and Onerahi Collection Centres. The following tests however cannot be booked online due to special requirements: To book for any of these tests, please call us on 09 438 4243 How to make an online booking: Note: This service is […]

Northern region syphillis re-screen consultation

Proposed addition of syphilis re-screening to routine third trimester antenatal blood tests in the Northern Region Laboratory consultation: Te Whatu Ora Northern Region Laboratories, Labtests, and Northland Pathology Executive summary Congenital syphilis rates are increasing in the Northern Region, almost exclusively affecting Māori and Pacific people. We are proposing additional syphilis screening for women in […]

Cyclone Gabrielle service updated

Due to the severe weather from the cyclone, all of our collection centres are currently CLOSED in Northland as of Monday 13 February 2023. Our Rust Avenue Collection Centre will be the only location available to visit tomorrow Tuesday 14 February. We understand this is an inconvenience for people, however the safety of the community […]

The next generation of prenatal screening now in NZ

We’re excited to announce the next generation of non-invasive prenatal screening, Illumiscreen, is now available in Aotearoa New Zealand from across the APHG laboratory network. Non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS), sometimes known as NIPT, has been available for quite some time to screen fetal DNA for trisomy 21 (Down), 18 (Edward), 13 (Patau). We now have the latest […]

Queen Elizabeth memorial day

Our collection centres will be closed on Monday 26 September in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. Please remember to wear a mask in all of our collection rooms as we are a healthcare facility.

Lab Update: Changes to HIV testing in pregnancy

Changes to HIV testing in pregnancy in the Northern Region, 1st September 2022 As of 1st September 2022, the first antenatal blood panel will include HIV testing. Up until now, universal HIV testing has been recommended at the first antenatal visit but has required a specific request, which has led to sub-optimal testing rates. Following a […]