Te Whatu Ora Waikato Laboratories provide a diagnostic service from the Waikato Hospital base in Hamilton, and the rural laboratories situated at Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, Tokoroa and Thames.
Using leading edge technology, the laboratory processes approximately 8 million tests per annum.
Our highly skilled and dedicated workforce provides both routine and specialised testing for Te Whatu Ora Waikato and specialist testing for community laboratories and other DHBs.
We are now in a summer pattern, with low numbers of all viruses. SARS-CoV-2 is making a small resurgence (data not shown in this report).Read More
The burden of illness from SARS-CoV-2, as assessed by inpatient admissions, has fallen from the peaks in July and August.Read More
Test numbers have dipped, as we are no longer routinely testing adults for RSV. A diversity of other viruses are circulating in the Waikato, including some RSV.Read More