Please note that our Johnsonville rooms will be closed for the day on Friday 26th of February, this is due to some building work/construction that is being carried out on behalf of the medical centre. The nearest collection rooms will be Lambton Quay or Porirua.
Sahanya’s Questions to Melissa 1. What do you do?I am a chemical pathologist. Chemical pathology (also known as clinical biochemistry) involves the biochemical investigation of body fluids such as blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid. By discovering how and where the body’s chemical reactions have changed, disease can be diagnosed and monitored. 2. What do you […]
Please note that all Wellington SCL collection centres are closed on Saturday 6th February and Monday 8th February (Waitangi Day) 2021.
In this issue: The latest update for pre-departure testing to China WSCL Travel CentreOrdering laboratory consumables Collection centre hours over Christmas and New Year Read Newsletter >>
For a full listing of all collection centre opening hours over the holiday period read more below. Collection Centre Christmas and New Year Hours >>>
It’s that exciting time of year again! For World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020 (WAAW), the World Health Organisation has selected the slogan “Antimicrobials: Handle with care. United to preserve antimicrobials.” You will notice that we now talk in terms of “antimicrobials” rather than “antibiotics” because we recognise that resistance in organisms other than bacteria (such […]
COVID-19 tests required for pre-departure travellers There continues to be an increasing number of international flights departing from New Zealand, including some destinations with a foreign government requiring COVID-19 clearance testing for departing passengers. The process to ensure passengers receive their results in a timeframe to enable them to depart remains unchanged – for operational […]
Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Testing for China-Bound Flights Departing from New Zealand Wellington SCL performs COVID-19 PCR pre-departure testing, at our Wellington Hospital laboratory, on a daily basis. Please note that we endeavour to process samples for pre-departure testing (separate samples collected 48 hours and then 24 hours prior to departure) on the day they are […]