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Formerly Lakes DHB Laboratory Services

Lakes DHB Laboratory Services are provided by Pathlab. 


Sometimes when you visit your specialist or other healthcare professional, they will want you to have some tests. These tests may be needed to check that the doctor's diagnosis of your problem is correct or to check that you don't have certain serious conditions.

Sometimes the doctor or nurse will take a specimen (or sample) from you and send it to the laboratory for testing, but in other cases you will be referred to the laboratory to have your specimen collected.


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Lakes DHB Laboratory Services are provided by Pathlab, at Rotorua and Taupō Hospitals.

This page was last updated at 12:46PM on May 16, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Laboratory Services | Lakes | Te Whatu Ora.