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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 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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Laboratory analyser update

12 February 2020

The laboratory analyser system includes a pre-analytical module (MPA) that streamlines the process by centrifuging specimens, separating them where required, and feeding them into the analysers automatically.

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Blood tube labelling

7 February 2020

As you may be aware, the laboratory is currently undergoing a major analyser upgrade. As a result of this there are some changes required to blood tube labelling.

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