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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>>

Referrer newsletter – 20 April

Here is a link to our most recent newsletter >> In this issue we feature: ANZAC weekend opening hoursCOVID remindersHistology result delays

ANZAC day closures

All of the Taranaki Pathology collection centres and the laboratory will be closed on Monday 26 April for ANZAC day. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, April 27.

Easter Weekend

Taranaki lab and collection centres are closed on Good Friday (2nd April) and Easter Monday (5th April). The New Plymouth collection centre at Gill St will be open as usual on Saturday 3rd April from 0800 -1100.

Referrer Newsletter – 24 March

In this issue: Easter Weekend ClosuresStratford Collection Centre Closed 30 MarchDelays in Histology ResultsPatient Report UpgradesTumor Marker & bHCG add-on test requests Read Newsletter >>>

Stratford Collection Centre Closed on Tue 30 March

Taranaki Pathology Services has been notified there will be no electricity supply at the Stratford collection centre on Tuesday 30th March. The Stratford collection centre will be closed for the day. All other collection centres remain open.

Referrer Newsletter

In this issue: Taranaki Anniversary WeekendNew Plymouth Collection CentrePre-Departure COVID Testing for Travel to China Read Newsletter >>>