Waitangi day laboratory closures

Our laboratories will be closed on Thursday 6 February for Waitangi day. 

Please note:

Any samples sent on Wednesday via overnight courier will not be delivered to the laboratory until Friday. 

Given the very warm temperatures currently being experienced nationwide, the samples may not be suitable for testing on receipt. If you do send samples, please ensure they are accompanied by an ice-pack (which we will return to you) to help preserve sample integrity.

We recommend you send blood films with any EDTA bloods submitted for CBC, as the film can be used for a WBC estimate and differential, even if the EDTA is unsuitable for testing.

If you have any concerns or questions, please just call your local laboratory or Territory Manager.