Our Test Guide:

Information about laboratory tests done by LabPLUS can be found in the LabPLUS Test Guide.  Click on the link above and search the Test Guide for the test of interest.

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Getting tests done

Only registered medical practitioners, midwives, nurses and certain other kinds of health professionals are entitled to order laboratory tests.  Patients must have a signed test request form.  For most tests, patients can have their blood taken at a community laboratory collection room (Labtests).  Certain specialised tests may require a visit to one of the LabPlus collection rooms.


LabPlus collection rooms

  • Level 6 at Auckland City Hospital - normal hours: 7.30 am - 4.30 pm Monday to Friday
  • at Greenlane Clinical Centre - normal hours: 7.30 am - 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. 
  • Level 3 at Starship Childrens Hospital - normal hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.


Pathologist approval of certain laboratory tests

LabPLUS policy on pathologist approval of laboratory tests can be found in the LabPLUS Test Guide - Pathologist Approval of Laboratory Tests


Facts and Fallacies

Health information available on the internet is not always correct.  Accurate information on the following topics can be found in the LabPlus Testguide:


Procedures / Treatments

  • Biochemistry Tests

    Clinical Biochemistry testing is the analysis of the chemical constituents of the blood, urine, faeces and tissues.… More

  • Haematology Testing

    Haematology is the study of the cells of the blood, the bone marrow and the clotting proteins present in blood.… More

  • Microbiology

    Medical Microbiology is the detection and culture of bacteria and fungi that cause human disease.… More

  • Immunology

    Clinical Immunology is the study of the immune system and associated diseases.… More

  • Cytogenetics

    Cytogenetics is the study of the genetic basis of disease.… More

  • Histopathology/Histology

    Histopathology/Histology is the preparation, processing and staining of tissues obtained during surgery, biopsy or necropsy.… More

  • Cytology

    Medical Cytology is the study of cell preparations collected from the lungs, lymph nodes, genital tract etc.… More

Auckland City Hospital

Central Auckland

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Greenlane Clinical Centre

Central Auckland

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This page was last updated at 3:52PM on August 26, 2014. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB LabPlus.