Analyser upgrade

At Northland Pathology we have undergone an upgrade to our analysers. We are still utilising the Roche platform, but have upgraded to Cobas Pro analysers. These have the same excellent performance parameters whilst providing us with the opportunity to increase our throughput capacity, improve equipment reliability and take advantage of newer technology . . . […]

Matariki weekend

Our collection centres will all be closed on Friday 24 June for the Matariki public holiday.

Queen’s birthday

Our collection centres will be closed on Monday June 6 for the Queen’s birthday public holiday. We will reopen again on Tuesday June 7.

Easter & ANZAC weekends

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

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.

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 […]

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>>

Swabbing guidelines

Swabs are not taken by phlebotomy staff at Northland Pathology collection centres. However, certain swab types can be self-collected. Appropriate swabs for self-collection include: vaginal swabs (both Aptima swabs for molecular STI testing and standard orange top ‘bacterial’ swabs),vaginal-rectal swabs for Group B Streptococcus screening, andMRSA screening swabs. Swabs from wounds, eyes, and ears should […]

How MIQ saliva testing will work

From the NZ Herald, 5 July 2021: Regular saliva testing for staff at New Zealand’s managed isolation and quarantine facilities could be underway in weeks, which aims to strengthen the country’s border against Covid-19. Asia Pacific Healthcare Group (APHG) was awarded a Ministry of Health contract in May to provide virus surveillance testing through saliva […]

Queen’s birthday opening hours

All our Collection Centres are closed on Monday June 7 to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday. We will reopen on Tuesday June 8 with normal business hours.