Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand 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 Hospitals.
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 - Health New Zealand Waikato and specialist testing for community laboratories and other sites within Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand's organisation.
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