Waitemata DHB Laboratory Services
The laboratories at both North Shore Hospital and Waitakere Hospital operate a 24 hour service every day of the year, however, services are reduced at weekends and on public holidays.
The exception to this is the Phlebotomy Service which is open for outpatients between 0800-1700hrs Mon-Fri only. There is no Phlebotomy service for outpatients during the weekend or public holidays
Procedures / Treatments
Blood contains many different chemicals and particles which may be tested.… More
This group of tests includes: liver, kidney and thyroid function tests; diabetes tests and lipid (fats), electrolyte (potassium, sodium chloride), hormone and drug level tests.… More
Some microorganisms (germs), generally bacteria and yeasts, live in and on the body normally.… More
Fertility, Pregnancy and Natal Tests
Examination of a semen sample will give a doctor information on how fertile you are or how successful a vasectomy has been.… More
Your immune system is part of your body’s defence system and plays an important role in keeping up your body’s resistance to disease-causing organisms.… More
Sometimes it is necessary to take a small sample of tissue for examination under a microscope in order to diagnose an illness.… More
Examination of tissue samples for cancer cells or cells that may turn into cancer cells is called cytology.… More
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This page was last updated at 9:49AM on November 9, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitemata DHB Laboratory Services.