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Waikato DHB Laboratories provide a diagnostic service from the Waikato Hospital base in Hamilton, and the rural laboratories situated at TeKuiti, 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 Waikato DHB and specialist testing for community laboratories and other DHBs.


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Latest News

Waikato Respiratory Virus Report 2020 - Week 11

20 March 2020

There are still very few of the traditional winter viruses circulating. This report shows sample and result numbers for the first week of large scale testing for SARS-CoV-2 (cause of COVID-19).

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report 2020 - Week 10

12 March 2020

Respiratory viral illness is at low levels. A small number of patients with suspected COVID 19 in the Waikato have been tested, but all have been negative so far.

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report 2020 - Week 7

18 February 2020

We are still in the “summer season”, with very little Influenza, RSV or other viruses circulating. At the time of writing, no cases of SARS CoV 2 have been detected in New Zealand.

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