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.
We’re seeing a wide diversity of respiratory viruses in the Waikato at present and anecdotally increased numbers of children presenting with more severe illness. The traditional Influenza and RSV are still absent.Read More
Rhinoviruses, seasonal coronaviruses and adenoviruses are present but Influenza, RSV and SARS-CoV-2 are not circulating in the Waikato. Thank you for continuing to send in swabs for COVID-19 testing.Read More