Pathology Services in Tauranga and Whakatane are provided through a contract with Pathlab, a New Zealand owned and operated pathology service operating in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato.
Services available from Pathlab include:
Diagnostic medical testing
Urgent and After-Hours testing
Result Report Delivery
Specimen Collection Best Practice Tips
Needle-stick Injury Information
Order Laboratory Supplies
How to store specimens:
If the sample is not being despatched to a Pathlab laboratory on the day of collection, please store as follows:
Refrigeration 4 - 8 C
All urines for microbiology and cytology
Faeces specimens for microbiology
Sputum for microbiology and cytology
Swabs in transport media
Blood specimens should not be stored overnight.
Adapted from http://www.pathlab.co.nz
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