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Referrer Newsletters

Newsletters sent out to all WSCL referrers

Histology turn-around times

Wellington SCL’s Wellington Hospital anatomical pathology department is experiencing histology result reporting delays due in part to staff absences and sickness with winter respiratory viruses. Extended histology reporting times are expected to continue while we clear the backlog of reporting. As at 1 August, 80% of histology results are reported within 17 working days of […]

Referrer newsletter: 3 June

In this issue you will find: Vitamin D – who and when to test?Collection centre hours for Queen’s birthday and Matariki weekendsAnnual price increase for commercial tests Read the full newsletter here>>

Referrer newsletter: 21 September

In this issue you will find: LOINC code change for EGFR testCollection centre hours during ANZAC weekend Read the full newsletter here.

Referrer newsletter: 14 April

In this issue you will find: Collection centre hours during Easter and ANZAC weekendsTest to Travel centre Read the full newsletter here>>

Referrer newsletter: 3 March

In this issue you will find: Laboratory service not affected by DHB strikePhlebotomy home-visit service updateCollection centres during Omicron outbreak Read the full newsletter here.

Collection of patient samples from care facilities, medical and specialist centres

Recently there have been a number of occasions when our laboratory couriers have been unable to collect patient samples from care facilities, medical centres and specialist centres.Sometimes the problem is that the facility doors have been locked and no one is available at reception, or the specimen has been put in a fridge somewhere within […]

Referrer newsletter – 26 July

In this issue we feature: A change from amylase to lipase testingHistology reporting delay Read the full newsletter here>>

Referrer newsletter – 25 June

In this issue we feature: Discontinuation of faecal occult blood testingMyoglobin test to be discontinuedPrice increase for commercial testing Read the full newsletter here>>

Referrer newsletter – 31 May

In this issue we feature: Annual price increase for commercial testingQueens’ birthday opening hoursPrice increase information – 1st July 2021 Read the full newsletter here>>