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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>>

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>>

COVID-19 saliva testing option (border workers only)

Weekly-tested border workers are being given the option of saliva testing to reduce the “discomfort” of regular COVID nasal swabs.  COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said on Wednesday more than 1400 border workers can look forward to the change, which he said came after “extensive due diligence”.  Read the full article here>>

Queen’s birthday hours

Collection Centres that operate on a Saturday will be open on Saturday 5 June. All collection Centres will be closed on Monday 7 June.  All Collection Centres will reopen with normal hours on Tuesday 8 June.  The Wellington SCL Travel Centre is open on Saturday 5 June for booked pred-eparture COVID testing. For further information please visit the Travel […]

Referrer newsletter – May 2021

In the May issue of our newsletter you can find: Allergy test updateQueen’s birthday arrangements Read the full newsletter here >>

Referrer newsletter – April 21

In the April issue of our newsletter you can find: Cessation of faxingCOVID-19 testing remindersANZAC weekend opening hours Read the full newsletter here >>

ANZAC day hours

All Wellington SCL collection centres will be closed on Monday 26 April 2021 for the ANZAC day public holiday. Normal opening hours will resume on Tuesday 27 April. NB: The Wellington SCL Travel Centre is open on Anzac Day for pre departure Covid testing. Please visit the website for further information.