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Easter & ANZAC weekends

> Our collection centres will be closed on the Easter and ANZAC day public holidays.

Test to Travel: new departure service

In preparation for an increase in international travel, the Asia Pacific Healthcare Group (APHG) are making it easier and cheaper for kiwis to secure a pre-departure PCR test. Test to Travel is a new end-to-end service which will provide travellers with digital proof of a negative COVID-19 test, allowing them entry into a multitude of […]

Anniversary anniversary & Waitangi day closures

All collection centres will be closed on Monday January 31 for the regional anniversary day, then again on Monday February 7 for the observed Waitangi day holiday.

Use of saliva testing over summer

When the Auckland boundary lifts at 11:59pm Tuesday 14 December, anyone travelling from Auckland who is fully vaccinated will no longer need to show a proof of test, and instead can use their My Vaccine Pass to travel. Unvaccinated workers who are travelling are encouraged to use Rapid Antigen Tests, available from participating pharmacies free of charge, to meet […]

*NEW* Book a blood test online

We are excited to announce that from Thursday December 9 you will be able to make online bookings for routine blood tests at our Kerikeri Collection Centre. The following tests however cannot be booked online due to special requirements: glucose tolerance testing (GTT), urine drug screens, CX bladder tests, fungal scrapingsskin prick tests. To book […]

COVID-19 Red traffic light setting

During the COVID-19 protection framework (traffic light) red setting, the following Northland Pathology collection centres will remain closed: Onerahi – Located in Onerahi Medical Centre All other Collection Centres will be open with regular operating hours. Please visit our Collection Centre pages here for more details. Please remember: If you have symptoms COVID-19 please stay […]

Personal travel to/from Auckland – testing update

For updated information on who can travel across alert level boundaries and the testing requirements please refer to the Unite Against COVID-19 website. Personal travel information is available hereBusiness travel information available here. At this time, publicly funded saliva testing is NOT an option for personal travel testing or the education sector. Nasopharyngeal swab testing is available and are […]

COVID-19 saliva testing

Are you a permitted worker, or employer of permitted workers travelling across alert level boundaries? To find out more about saliva testing click here.

Pre-departure testing: important update during current health response

Information contained in this update is accurate as of 23 August 2021 During the current public health emergency our labs are processing high-volumes of COVID-19 tests. We cannot guarantee pre-departure test results for travellers in less than 72 hours from time of collection. It is important that all patients presenting for this test are advised […]

Discontinuation of respiratory serology tests

LabPLUS are in the process of reviewing their test menu for infectious serology and several antibody tests will be discontinued. Read more>>