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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? Register for a COVID-19 saliva test here.

Alert Level 2 update

All Collection Centres will be open 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 excludes surveillance testing). To enter our collection centres we need you to: Mask Up: In […]

Waitara Collection Centre closed – Alert Level 3 & 4

The Waitara Taranaki Pathology Services collection centre normally operating Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 9.30 am and 11.30 am will be closed during Alert Level 3 & 4. This will be reviewed with alert level changes. Please follow all Ministry of Health guidelines regarding COVID Alert level 4 safety. If your test is not urgent or […]

Referrer newsletter – 19 August 2021

In this newsletter we feature: Collection Centre closures during Alert Level 4COVID-19 samplesThyroid function testing optionsDiscontinuation of myoglobin testing Read it in full 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 […]

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 […]

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 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

The Taranaki Pathology Services New Plymouth collection centre at 179 Gill St in New Plymouth, will be open on Saturday 5 June between 8am and 11am. All collection centres and the laboratory will be closed on Monday 7 June and will re-open on Tuesday 8 June.  

Referrer newsletter – 19 May 2021

In our latest newsletter you will find: Allergy test updateQueen’s birthday opening hoursSkin surgeryDiscontinuation of serum aldolaseVitamin B12 – choosing wisely impactCashless payments at collection centres Read the full newsletter here>>