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Collection centre update

Our Tawa Collection Centre has reopened. The Naenae, Mana and Stokes Valley collection centres and the Masterton Medical Centre remain closed during Alert Level 2. Please remember: If you have symptoms COVID-19 please stay home and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or your GP.If you awaiting a COVID-19 test result please also stay home (this […]

Greytown Collection Centre is moving!

From 1 November 2021, the Greytown Collection Centre will be located at a new address: > Five Rivers Medical, 32 Bidwills Cutting Road, Greytown Opening hours and contact information remains the same and can be found here.

Personal travel to/from Level 3 areas – 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.

Screening questions – Alert Level 3 & 4

Anyone coming to our collection centres will be screened at the door before entering. Screening is in place to protect all patients and our staff. If you have any of the following, please do not come to the collection centre, stay home and call your GP for advice regarding getting a COVID test. FeverNew coughNew breathlessnessSort throatRunny […]

Alert Level 3 & 4 update

Due to the current COVID-19 situation many of our collection centres are working on reduced hours or are closed. The following Collection Centres are CLOSED: Naenae, Mana and Eastbourne are closed during the current alert level.Tawa and Masterton Medical Centres are temporarily closed.Stokes Valley collection centre is closed until further notice. The following three additional […]

Referrer newsletter – 26 July

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

How MIQ saliva testing will work

From the NZ Herald: 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 samples from staff […]

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>>