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ANZAC day

The laboratory and all collection centres will be closed on the public holiday for ANZAC day, Monday 26 April. Normal business hours resume on Tuesday 27 April.

Faxing changes

Northland Pathology can no longer receive faxes. Instead, please email: https://norpath.co.nz/supply-online-order-form/admin@norpath.co.nz for general enquiriescollections@norpath.co.nz to send request formshomevisits@norpath.co.nz to request a home visitfor stores orders please order online from the referrer tab.

Easter Weekend

Please note that all Northland Pathology collection centres will be closed on Good Friday – 2nd April and Easter Monday – 5th April.

COVID-19 turnaround times and important information for patients

Labtests receives up to 2,000 COVID-19 swab requests per day.  We cannot guarantee results for travellers in less than 72 hours from time of collection, although results are often reported sooner.  It is important that all patients presenting for this test are advised of this by the referrer.   Some referrers are requesting a one hour […]

Northland Anniversary & Waitangi Day

Please note that our collection centres will be closed on Monday 1st February for Northland Anniversary and Monday 8th February for Waitangi Day.

RCPA: A behind the scenes look at Pathology through COVID

Featuring Gary McAuliffe, Medical Director for Labtests and Northland Pathology, RCPA take a look at the importance of pathology in Australia and New Zealand throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Christmas and New Year Closing

Please note that all of our collection centres and the Northland Pathology laboratory will be closed for the Christmas and New Year public holidays.

Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Testing for Flights Departing from New Zealand

Labtests perform COVID-19 PCR testing at their laboratory in Mount Wellington, Auckland.  Please note that samples received at Northland Pathology are couriered to Auckland, often overnight, consequently we advise travellers to arrange for testing in Auckland. Labtests endeavour to process samples for pre-departure testing (separate samples collected 48hours and then 24hours prior to departure)  on […]

Northland Logo Refresh

From 1st December you may notice that our website and facebook accounts have a refreshed logo. We have taken the opportunity to emphasise our proud New Zealand roots in our logo. The logo represents a petri dish with the map of New Zealand under a microscope. The image of New Zealand represents that we have […]

Lab Update – Swab supplies for COVID-19 testing

In this period of increased demand for swabs for COVID-19 testing, there may be a requirement to substitute the swabs that are currently supplied.  The following swabs may be supplied to GPs and medical practices when an order is placed with Labtests.  NASOPHARYNGEAL SWAB – flexible flock swab and VTM NOBLE BIO – Clinical Virus […]